The community and staff at Canterbury Hospital celebrate turning 90 years healthy together
Last Friday night staff, community members and dignitaries gathered at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club to celebrate Canterbury Hospital’s 90th Birthday with a Black Tie Ball.
There were over 330 guests in attendance and the MC for the evening was Channel 7’s Matt Baseley who made quite the entrance to kick off the formal proceedings. After welcoming guests, Matt shared some interesting facts about Canterbury Hospital.
“Last financial year there were 46,706 presentations to the emergency department. The hospital served up 223,803 meals to patients and performed over 273,669 tests in the Hospital lab.”
“No wonder you all need a night out!” he added.
Then Craig Madden from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council offered a welcome to country, followed by Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, who had a surprise up her sleeve.
Following Dr Anderson’s speech, she invited Acting General Manager of Canterbury Hospital, Kiel Harvey, and Head of Nursing, Fran O’Brien, on stage to receive a birthday gift for the hospital. It was a cheque for $90,000.
“Its $1,000 for each year,” said Dr Anderson.
Guests were then treated to a number of informative and heartfelt video presentations detailing Canterbury Hospital’s rich and important history in the local community.
Acting General Manager, Kiel Harvey, returned to the stage with a speech on the importance of celebrating 90 years caring for our community.
Formal proceedings were then rounded off with an entertaining presentation from Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Louis Izzo, who has been at the hospital for over 36 years.
Once the formalities concluded the band, The Cockroaches, got everyone up on their feet and dancing the night away!
To view images from the celebrations, please click here.