BATU PAHAT, 22 Jan – Nursing staff and dialysis patients from four dialysis centres in Johor won awards, including first prize, in the ‘ALL in ONE Piece’ jigsaw puzzle contest. This contest attracted 135 participating groups from 41 dialysis centres in Peninsular and East Malaysia.
The ‘ALL in ONE Piece’ jigsaw puzzle contest was organised by Fresenius Medical Care Malaysia. The company previously organised the ‘Share Your Story and Win’ essay writing contest in 2009 and the ‘Snap the Moment: Quality of Life in Dialysis’ photography contest in 2010 for dialysis patients and their families. This year’s jigsaw puzzle contest required dialysis nursing staff and their patients to form teams of 3 to 5 people. As well as completing a 270-piece jigsaw puzzle, they were required to display their creativity in puzzle design, describe this in 30 words or less, and provide a team photograph to complete the contest.
The winning groups were recently invited to a prize giving ceremony at Sime Darby Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Lim Siow Sheong, Managing Director of Fresenius Medical Care Malaysia, said that, compared with other countries, Malaysia has an adequate number of well-equipped dialysis centres. As a result, the company’s main focus over the coming years will be improving the quality of dialysis care. He explained that Fresenius Medical Care Malaysia had organised a number of different contests over the last three years with the aim of demonstrating corporate social responsibility, and encouraging dialysis patients to participate in enjoyable activities that promote quality of life.
The Butterfly team from BP Renal Care (Kluang) Dialysis Centre won first prize in the ‘ALL in ONE Piece’ jigsaw puzzle contest and the team took away a 42-inch Plasma TV and RM 1,500 worth of cash vouchers. Batu Pahat Rotary Haemodialysis Centre, Pusat Dialisis Nefro Utama (Kota Tinggi) and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Amitabha Dialysis Centre were all named as runners up. All entries were compiled into an album and the album was launched during the ceremony.
Out of the 135 groups who participated in the contest (including more than 600 people), 47 entries were from Johor – with groups from the state being awarded four of the 10 available prizes.