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Celebrate Your Hospital's Changing Face

Media Release

Date: 5 February 2008

Celebrate Your Hospital's Changing Face

Waikato Hospital is holding a Summer Celebration this Saturday (9 February) 10am-1pm outside its new main entrance and carparking building in Hamilton.

Your hospital is celebrating the progress that has been made with its new buildings and wants you to join in on the fun.

A jam-packed programme has been set for the day including the NZ Fire Service who at 10.30am will rescue Health Waikato chief operating officer Jan Adams from the top of the new eight-storey carparking building.

A 'Top Doc BBQ Cook-off' will liven up your lunchtime as three doctors battle it out on the barbecues to see who will win the ultimate 'top doc' title.

There'll also be performances by Waikato DHB's Kapa Haka group and stand up comedy acts by our very own Dr McSquirter who was a star of the hospital's revue show last year.

Dr McSquirter (aka Waikato DHB social worker Malcolm Foster) will keep you entertained with his eccentric Scottish persona and observations of life in the health sector and at Waikato Hospital.

Come to the Summer Celebration at Waikato Hospital and you'll not only be one of the first to see inside the new buildings but you can take the opportunity to be given guided tours through facilities such as the linear accelerator, mobile breast screening and dental units plus learn about exciting hospital innovations and projects.

You'll also have the chance to:
* meet Foodsafe Freddy
* find out what blood type you are
* check out the display of NZ Health Innovation Award finalists
* look inside the latest St John's ambulance.

Refreshments will be available on the day as well as lots of giveaways and fun for all ages!

Everyone is invited to the Summer Celebration at Waikato Hospital 10am-1pm this Saturday.

Enter via the Selwyn Street entrance for free parking in the new building or jump on the Orbiter bus that stops outside the hospital on Pembroke Street every 35 minutes.

For more information about progress on the Waikato DHB's Service and Campus Redevelopment (SCR) project visit


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