I have been admitted into hospital over 100 times – easily. The first year of my diagnosis saw me spending more time in hospital than I did at home. I have had over 20 operations (I can’t remember the exact number & to be honest can’t even remember all the operations – I try to block these from my memory once they are over). This means a LOT of time spent lying in a hospital bed. It means sore muscles, hairy legs, uncomfortable beds, greasy hair, being run-down & generally just feeling rotten.
It means long days of doing nothing, & not wanting to actually watch one more TV show that is on repeat. I often beg my husband to just rub my feet as I crave human touch & my feet ACHE from not being used. So when I saw a new business here in Joburg North being advertised, I was super excited.
Hospital Spoils is a relatively new business that will come to you in hospital, or whilst you are recovering at home. In fact, they even came to my office in Broadacres to pamper me there.
They reached out to me to offer me a treatment of my choice (of course I went for a shoulder, neck & head massage!) & I knew that my fellow rare warrior friends & hospital frequent-ers would be super excited about this idea.
Your name: Dr Claire Mitchell – Specialist General Surgeon and CEO & Sarah Saffy – Managing Director
Business name: Hospital Spoils
Tell me a bit more about your business: Hospital Spoils is a specialised mobile spa with medically trained therapists that offer manicures, pedicures, massages and hair wash and blow – dry’s right at your bedside. Started by a Specialist Surgeon, servicing hospitals, clinics, retirement and private homes in the north of JHB and surrounding areas. Perfect for people in hospital or at home – new mom’s, post op, elderly, unwell and those who are house bound.
Where did the idea for this come from:
What area do you work in: Hospitals, retirement villages, old age homes, rehab facilities and private homes in Joburg North.
How can people book you to come to them: Call or WhatsApp 083 778 4741
Are your therapists trained beauty therapists: Yes and hair stylists!
See full pricelist here: HS Digital Leaflet Insert 2
I was so impressed with the level of hygiene & care that was taken throughout my treatment. And you can tell that the therapists really care about what they are doing – it is so much more than a job for them. They really want to help you feel better about yourself, & take away some of the stress that you have been experiencing.
My favourite part was that I was constantly kept informed via Whatsapp on what was on offer, who my therapist would be, confirmation of my appointment, an invoice, & then I was sent a message following my treatment to rate how it went & if they can improve in any way. Customer service is of the utmost importance – especially in this area & when you are dealing with people who are either sick or recovering from some downtime.
I can absolutely say, without any hesitation, that I recommend Hospital Spoils for anyone & everyone. And I know who my first call during my next hospital admission will be to!