PATIENTS at hospitals in the Western Division were caught off guard with the surprise visit of President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau yesterday.
According to a government statement, it has become a norm for the Head of State, to travel to all hospitals, special homes and correctional facilities to personally wish each individual his personal best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Patients were happy to see Ratu Epeli take out time from his busy schedule to visit and wish all patients a speedy recovery.
Ratu Epeli visited hospitals in Korovou, Nayavu, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Navua and Lami and was expected to return to Suva yesterday.
He also visited inmates at the Ba Corrections Centre.