PATIENTS at the St Giles Hospital were all smiles and shared in the spirit of giving as they tucked into a heavy lunch provided by the Digicel Fiji staff.
A Digicel team shared the Diwali spirit as they prepared and served lunch to 55 patients of the psychiatric hospital that will soon become a regional psychiatric hospital.
In a media statement, Digicel's public relations and sponsorship manager Satish Narain said it was a wonderful experience, although there was still a lot to be done to assist the hospital that took care for those that are often neglected or abandoned.
"It was a mind-blowing experience for Digicel Fiji staff as they took the 'Diwali spirit' to the patients of St Giles Hospital in Suva today," he said.
"In the spirit of sharing and giving back to the community, staff visited the hospital today as part of their Diwali celebrations.
"It was a heartwarming visit to the hospital and to be able to provide lunch and goodies for the in-patients was a wonderful gesture sharing the spirit of the occasion with a section of the community that's often forgotten."
The patients of the only psychiatric hospital were served with vegetarian meals and sweets to celebrate Diwali.
Mr Narain said after their meals the Digicel team shared in talanoa sessions with some of the patients sharing their experiences while being kept in the hospital.