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Media Advisory

Thursday, December 18, 2003


Santa Claus is coming to town

(LONDON, Ontario) Sources close to Santa Claus have confirmed with the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario that Santa is coming to visit the hospital on Christmas Day.

Jolly Old Saint Nick will have his sleigh filled with donated gifts and will be visiting the young patients who will be in the hospital on December 25. Special "elves", the Shriners and some hospital staff members, have also been appointed to help Santa with this special visit.

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

Date: Thursday, December 25, 2003
Time: 9:30 a.m. sharp
Location: Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
(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 to Level 7.
You will be greeted at the elevators on Level 7.

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. Visit LHSC's Media Web site at http://www.lhsc.on.ca/media