‘A legend of a lady’: The dedicated staff of Auburn Hospital celebrate patient Doris Giles’ 100th birthday

From the comfort of her hospital bed, Doris Gilles has celebrated a milestone birthday surrounded by loved ones, with special festivities to mark her centenary birthday during her stay at Auburn Hospital.

With a crowd of staff and family members gathered around her holding balloons, flowers, and cake, Doris was treated to a heartwarming celebration thanks to the compassionate Auburn Hospital staff.

Doris was overcome with emotion and appreciation at seeing her closest family members come together with Auburn Hospital staff on her big day.

Fancy having all these people at my birthday! Thank you, all the members of the hospital, for coming.

Doris Giles

Auburn Hospital General Manager Amanda Green offered a reassuring hand as Doris was handed some very special envelopes by her son Jeff.

“What an honour,” Doris remarked as she opened her certificate from His Royal Majesty, King Charles – a special tribute gifted in recognition of her 100-year milestone.

Auburn Hospital are passionate about building a sense of community and enhancing the patient experience, which resonates with patients, families, and staff alike.

“Our staff at Auburn Hospital treat patients and family as part of our team,” Auburn Hospital Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services Fonny Began told The Pulse.

We believe that positive patient experience is more than just receiving good quality clinical care. Our team treat our patients with kindness and celebrate their special events with the aim of elevating our patients’ experience.

Fonny Bergan

This commitment to both clinical care and positive patient experience was bought to life for Doris through her heartfelt party, which aimed to make her feel extra special on this significant occasion.

These daily displays of compassionate care are a reminder to those under the care of Auburn Hospital that they are not only patients, but members of a dedicated community.

“Doris is a legend of a lady,” Auburn Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Kerry Newton said.

What a really lovely pleasure.

Doris Giles