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Santa’s Surprise Visit


For Immediate Release:
Monday, December 22, 2008

(London, ON) – 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 tour of the paediatric unit on Level 7.



Thursday, December 25, 2008


9:45 a.m. sharp


Children's Hospital
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 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.

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.

About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 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 South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital, two family medical centres, 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 30 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 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca