Friday, June 05, 2009

Advertisement - Gift Vouchers from a Hospital (PH)

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gift vouchers from a hospital

Choi!! Touch wood!!

This was the first reaction I had when I received these gift vouchers from a local hospital. The 4 gift vouchers, according to its PR personnel was a 'goodwill gesture' because they lost the medical file of my foreign student. I filed a complaint about the missing medical file and received a crappy reply accompanied by these. Bad move.

As much as possible, I will avoid visiting a hospital. What with the Swine Flu and whatnot contagious diseases flying around, why would I go shopping in a hospital?

What will the hospital think of next? Free injection? Free incision?


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My First Commenter - Lina

61 comments:

  1. Hahaha... nobody wants to go to hospital even if its free.

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  2. I agree with Lina! I also avoid hospitals as much as I can :)

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  3. If they're offering free medical checkup, vaccination etc...why not? And yes, it's true..nobody wants to go shopping in hospitals.

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  4. Duh..
    I too don't approve of such vouchers.. CHOY!!!

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  5. Hi ecl,

    I would definitely grab the offer if it's liposuction which I hv been eyeing for years, but which hubby is strongly against.

    I'm fresh out of ideas on how to get back to my ideal wt *sob*

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  6. i wouldn't want to go shopping in a hospital either!
    Enjoy yr weekend ECL ;-)

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  7. Lina,
    Congrats for being my FC!

    Nobody in their right mind would go to the hospital for shopping. :P

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  8. Mei Teng,
    Free medical check-up and certain important vaccination, I don't mind. Can save some money. :P

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  9. Hi Dominique,
    Looks like not many Asians will accept shopping vouchers from a hospital. :P

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  10. Dutchie,
    Even if it's free, you shouldn't go for a liposuction. There is certain risk in every surgery.

    There are other ways to lose weight.

    I lost 6 kg from the beginning of the year (but gain back 2 kg lately :( ) by cutting down on my carbohydrate consumption and keeping myself busy with activities.

    Must reject friends' offer of night supper from today. ish.

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  11. Monica,
    TGIF! Enjoy your weekend too!

    Have a great weekend shopping in the great malls of KL. :P

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  12. Last time I went for medical checkup, the hospital also gave me the DOME voucher.

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  13. keeyit,
    I don't mind a DOME voucher but not shopping vouchers in the hospital's retail outlets. :(

    The hospital is out of the way and I need to specially take a cab there.

    These gift vouchers were offered as a 'goodwill gesture' as they lost my student's medical file. We were made to wait like fools for our appointment and they even didn't have the courtesy to inform us about the loss until I noticed late-comers going into the doctor's room before us.

    They are not sincere nor apologetic when offering the vouchers to me.
    *shake head*

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  14. lol hospital gift vouchers...didn't know they existed -.-

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  15. -a repeat of my question in the previous post :) -

    hey, thanks for replying :D

    last question...what is the latest I can register for the MSAT ? ie. the next test is 20 june...can I register the day before? Or much earlier?

    Thanks ^^

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  16. Shu Fen,
    I was shocked to receive the hospital's shopping vouchers too.

    You can register for Mensa Test here :
    http://www.mensa.org.sg/join/register/

    If 20th June is closed for registration, the next test date is 15th August 2009.

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  17. When ads are targeted to those who are interested in certain products, they can be actually useful, helpful, and educational.

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  18. Life Ramblings,
    It is rarely an ad gets my attention. I prefer word of mouth.

    There are so many ads around us, I get annoyed with them sometimes. :P

    Happy weekend, LR!

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  19. You always have the most unique posts and this one is such an unusual take on the theme!!!
    Nice seeing you again, ECL! Missed the blogosphere :)

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  20. Ha Ha that's funny. And a little creepy of them to send those gift cards. Hope you never get ill and have the need to use them!

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  21. Ecl,
    The free vouchers can to some extent soothe away anger.

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  22. I don't think I have ever encountered a hospital gift voucher before.

    I like the second shot. He looks like he's having a wonderful time.

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  23. Mar,
    It's nice to have you back! You are dearly missed. :)

    People just looked shocked when I show them these shopping vouchers from a hospital. :P

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  24. Ailurophile,
    I have a choice, I'm not going back to the hospital... even if I'm ill and need treatments.

    It's the only government-owned hospital in the east of Singapore. Ordinary citizens have no choice. Hope they pull up their socks.

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  25. stanley,
    They made me see red!

    The hospital wants me to shop there! Next it will be the coffin makers offering gift vouchers! lol

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  26. Rachel,
    So far, the people whom I showed these gift vouchers have never received any from any hospital. :D

    I must be lucky. :D

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  27. Free gift vouchers from hospital? What a terrible gift! I don't want to receive such vouchers!

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  28. I think free medical check up more appropriate, don't you think?

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  29. I agree that a gift voucher at a hospital is pretty odd. Good take on the theme.

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  30. How creepy!What on earth does one buy at a hospital besides fruit and flowers but even that would be a morbid gest with these vouchers.
    CGH...I'm told it closed down but does that mean Changi General Hospital ECL?

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  31. I never realized they give out gift vouchers for hospital gift shops.

    Neat enry.

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  32. Maybe you could use them at the cafeteria or the gift shop.

    Very strange response to a complaint.

    Happy weekend ECL.

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  33. haha gift voucher for a hospital?
    they want the receive to admit to the hospital ar? hahaa.. =P

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  34. Having spent a week in hospital recently I would never willingly go to one for shopping... the mind boggles! Happy weekend

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  35. I don't like hospitals too,only go there when needed. Definitely not for shopping! That was a bad move indeed sending out vouchers due to their faulty actions.

    Happy weekend ECL!

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  36. Now that's a good one for this week. lol Oh dear!

    http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-advertisement-for-famous.html

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  37. Choi loh! But, may be can use like for your annual medical check out?

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  38. If a free injection = a free flu vaccine, I'd take it! ;b

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  39. some ppl think being a doctor as a glam profession but i think it is stressful n like you said, who wants to b in a hospital unless they have to. all drs, nurses etc in the world shud b given a free pass to heaven

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  40. Oath ... even if it's free, I try not to go to hospital.
    but... thank's for sharing, happy weekend my friend

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  41. Gift vouchers from a hospital ??? now that's really new to me, lol ! I just came back from the very south of Morocco where people still live like 2000 years ago, without swine, cow or bird flus they are happy because they just got electricity and some villages have now ONE TV ! The food was delicious everywhere, eggs tasted like grandma's eggs when happy chicken were running around and the vegetables were all what we call today "bio" and which is so expensive. It's a pity that there is not yet a good internet connection in this place, otherwise I would move to the border of the desert !

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  42. I see you always answer here in your comments, I never come back once I have commented, just send me an email in case. BTW this restaurant was a dream of artwork ! and the food very very good !

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  43. Hehe, I work at a hospital, but I never shop there.

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  44. Hospital gift vouchers??? That is so bizarre!

    My ”Advertisement” entry is going swimmingly. Hope you can stop by!

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  45. Aloha!
    Wow..but from the hospital? Gteat take for this week's PH theme.
    Happy photohunting,
    Cindy O
    http://upcountrysmiles.com
    Stop by:)

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  46. Lol, vouchers in the hospital shops pulak. I was thinking if this was for treatment discount until I read the comments *boing* *boing*

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  47. hahaha what are those gift vouchers for? shopping in a hospital? :D

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  48. I won't want to get that too unless it's a total free medical checkup which will cost more than those vouchers. LOL!

    Please do drop in my blog to help me in a proper advertisement for a better cause. :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  49. That looks like a lot of fun heheheh :) Hope you are having a great weekend :) xoxo

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  50. Is Chris sitting on a toilet? and having such a good time? lol..I cant imagine wanting those vouchers for the hospital gift shop! lol...NUTS isnt it? My hunt is up, please come and visit when you get a chance. I always look forward to your visits, and I am sorry I havent been around in a while!

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  51. I suppose the vouchers were a way to attempt to do service recovery. Perhaps it is assuming that the patient may still need to return to the hospital for further follow-up, and would do good to use the voucher to go to the Food Court to have a meal or etc?

    Would you have preferred the hospital to give you a card of apology instead as a form of service recovery?

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  52. OMG! WOnder who thought of that idea of giving those vouchers...

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  53. wow! i wish that they offer the same things here. vouchers for life as i call it.

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  54. A strange advertisement for a hospital! As you say, advertising is very powerful.

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  55. it's kinda morbid to have a gift certificate from the hospital.

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