World’s first Hello Kitty themed maternity hospital opens up in Taiwan
We’ve heard of Hello Kitty toasts and we’ve seen Hello Kitty watches. But behold, as here is something completely different with the Hello Kitty tag. The 30-bed Hau Sheng Hospital in Yuanlin in central Taiwan is Hello Kitty themed, who would’ve thought we’d see such a day. It is maternity hospital that has the blankets, birth certificates, cots and even uniforms of the staff designed with the Hello Kitty theme in mind. At the entrance there is a Hello Kitty Statue dressed as a doctor, how utterly cute. There is also a Hello Kitty elevator to take you to your destination. The pink examination room has posters of the adorable feline all over the walls. Tsai Tsung-chi, director of the hospital gained permission from Sanrio to open up this unique and world’s first Hello Kitty themed medical establishment.
The director said, “I wish that everyone who comes here, mothers who suffer while giving birth and children who suffer from an illness, can get medical care while seeing these kitties and bring a smile to their faces, helping forget about discomfort and recover faster.” Chen Shing-chiu, 38, is one of the first mothers to give birth to a baby here. If I ever plan on having a baby, this is where I’ll be heading.