Media Advisory

Monday, December 20, 2004


Santa Claus is coming to town

(LONDON, Ontario) Reports out of the North Pole today say Santa Claus will be making a special stop at the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario on Christmas Day.

Sources close to Jolly Old Saint Nick say he will have his sleigh filled with donated gifts and will be visiting the young patients who will be in the hospital on December 25. Santa has also recruited some new "elves"- the Shriners and hospital staff - to help him with this special visit.

The media is invited to attend Santa's tour of the pediatric unit on Level 7

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For any further information on Christmas Day please call the hospital switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask for the Communications Consultant on-call to be paged.

The LHSC Communications Consultant on-call hours for weekends and statutory holidays are between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and weekdays 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Date: Saturday, December 25, 2004
Time: 9:30 a.m. sharp
Location: Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
(Located at the Victoria Campus of London Health Sciences Centre)
800 Commissioners Road East
Level 7, Tower 1

Enter the hospital through the glass ramp off the parking lot by the helicopter pad; take the hallway on the right to the Tower 1 elevators by the cafeteria and go to Level 7.
Staff members will meet you at the Level 7 elevators.

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Neufert
Media Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772