Celebrates 100th at special function during hospital stay

FROM the comfort of her hospital bed, Doris Gilles celebrated a milestone birthday surrounded by loved ones, with special festivities marking her centenary year during her stay at Auburn Hospital.

With a crowd of staff and family members gathered around her holding balloons, flowers, and cake, Doris – born April 11, 1924 – was treated to a heartwarming celebration thanks to the compassionate Auburn Hospital staff.
Overcome with emotion and appreciation at seeing her closest family members come together with hospital staff on her big day, she said: “Fancy having all these people at my birthday.”
Auburn Hospital General Manager Amanda Green offered a reassuring hand as Doris was handed some very special envelopes by her son Geoff.
“What an honour,” Doris said as she opened her certificate from His Royal Majesty, King Charles – a special tribute gifted in recognition of her 100-year milestone.
“Doris is a legend of a lady,” Auburn Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Kerry Newton said.
Passionate about building a sense of community and enhancing the patient experience, which resonates with patients, families and staff alike, staff at Auburn Hospital “treat patients and family as part of our team,” according to Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Fonny Bergan.
“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,” she said.