May 11, 2015

12 Hospital Kuala Lumpur

The story is ...that my aunt had run away. She did, really. She packed her bags, left home without telling a soul (except me) and flew to Kuala Lumpur to check into the hospital for surgery. This was March 15th. She has been staying with me ever since. By now, everyone knows.

I found it hilarious but understood the drastic move. She doesn't enjoy the dramatic less-than-comforting expressions that follow when it is known that someone is unwell. No one does. This happens a lot in our small town. You could say that it's a small community thing and word spreads fast, especially unfavourable ones.

"I heard you're in big trouble! " sobs one with deep downturned lips.

"The nurse leaked that you're in critical condition.. " cried another whilst wrinkling the forehead.

Here, on the other hand, there is less of this feeling of doom and gloom for my aunt! I take her out for little adventures every other day. So much to explore, so much to do!

She has been in and out of the hospital to prepare for the big day. Scans and tests have been done. The op is weeks away. It's the final leg. Are we excited? ...No. My aunt's having the jitters. I try not to let her focus on it too much. That's where crochet comes in - a project to occupy her thoughts, and mine.

During our period in the hospital, I took the time to roam the halls that has been a blessing to many.

This is a picture taken just outside the gynae ward on the 4th floor. The Popular Choice? I would think so. It's always full and the wait is long.

The Quiet Corridor of Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Before heading to the ward, we had to fill out some papers downstairs. As a retired government servant, my aunt was entitled to room and treatment for free. How lucky!

Registration

This hospital has seen better days, but the good news is that there are major upgrading works in progress and also new buildings being constructed. It's about time, I say!

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

I especially love the new carpark building. No steep drive up, airy with lots of parking space.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur Carpark

This is the 'first class, 2-bed' room that my aunt stayed in for a couple of days. It comes with an attached bathroom. There is an open shared sink with mirror in one corner. There is also a tall cabinet where patients can hang their clothes.

First class ward with 2 beds

First class ward with 2 beds plus 1 sink and two tall cabinets

The food is good and healthy. It's all about natural flavours and pretty much no seasoning. They did leave a sachet of salt, in case some find it too tasteless. I had to giggle at that.

Hospital Food

Visiting hours are from 12.30PM to 2PM and 4.30PM to 7.30PM. For weekends and public holidays, it's 12.30Pm to 7.30PM. A warning - security is strict about it !

Well, that's that on my visit to the general hospital. Just one of the many I have explored.     


12 comments:

  1. Pretty much looks at the same Kuching Hospital, except for the parking, its so difficult to find empty parking space in SGH.

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    1. Parking used to be a nightmare but it is much better with the new carpark. Now that you mention it, the hospital back in my hometown (Labuan) has a similar set-up too...lol.

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  2. look much better now huh...thanks Sharon for giving us the insight! You Aunt so dramatic and I can understand her very well ...hahaha I would do the same to. I wish everything goes well for her and speedy recover, Sharon's Aunt.

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    1. Hahahaha ... I guess I would do the same too! Thank you for the warm wishes. ^.^

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  3. Your aunty is so lucky to have you to stay with. Hope she's better now.

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    1. Thank you. Would you believe that the surgery hasn't happened yet? Lol! There's a long queue! ^.^

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  4. All the best with your aunt's surgery!

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  5. I know your Aunt must appreciate your wonderful generosity! Sure hope she's doing well. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. She's doing fine and am praying it stays that way. ^.^

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