THE 16 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus queens took time out of their busy schedules to meet patients and staff of CWM Hospital in Suva and raise their spirits in yesterday's dreary weather.
The queens, who make visitations as part of their activities during the festival, all took time to show their human touch and chat with patients and workers at the hospital.
CWM Hospital acting manager of nursing matron Aliote Galuvakadua said the visits from the Hibiscus festival contestants was one they looked forward to each year.
She explained that the visit was also a time for the contestants to see first-hand the areas of need at the hospital and possibly assist in the future.
"For CWM Hospital, this is an annual event that we always look forward to because we know that the outcome sometimes projected within the hospital are addressed by the group," Mrs Galuvakadua said.
"Here at the hospital, we have a room that previous queens and kings designed and refurbished.
"We always look forward to this event."
With the queens often viewed as ambassadors for the country, Mrs Galuvakadua explained the visit was also a chance to equip them with necessary knowledge of the health sector.