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Media Advisory

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Santa’s Surprise Visit

LONDON, Ontario) – Santa knows that children who are in the hospital are often sad that they will not be home for Christmas. In fact, some children worry that Santa will not be able to find them because they are in the hospital and not at home.

Santa would never want to disappoint a child and we have been told by sources close to Jolly Old Saint Nick, that he will be making a surprise visit to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario on Christmas morning. Santa and his special “elves,” – the Shriners, will be spreading Christmas cheer and personally delivering gifts to all the children.
The media is invited to attend Santa's tour of the paediatric unit on Level 7.

Date: Monday, December 25, 2006
Time: 9:00 a.m. sharp

Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital

800 Commissioners Road East
D Zone, Level 7
Enter the hospital through the glass ramp (D Entrance) off the parking lot by the Helicopter pad; take the hallway on the right to the D Zone elevators by the Faye’s Cafe and go to Level 7. Staff members will meet you at the Level 7 elevators.

For further information on Christmas Day, please contact Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask for the Communications Consultant on-call to be paged.

Consultant On Call Hours for weekends & statutory holidays
are between 8:00 am & 11:00 pm, weekdays 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm