Santa’s Surprise Visit


For Immediate Release:

December 22, 2010


(LONDON, Ontario) – Christmas Day will be a little happier for children staying in the hospital this year when Santa comes for a surprise visit on Christmas morning.

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 at London Health Sciences Centre 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 visit.


Date: Saturday, December 25, 2010

9:30 a.m. sharp


Children's Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East

Enter the hospital through the C Entrance, ground level (2nd floor). Follow the blue signs to the B Zone – Public Elevators and go to the 6th floor. Staff members will meet you at the level 6 elevators.

For more information contact:

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.


About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 135 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit