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Santa Claus innovates his hospital visit

21 Dec 2020

 

Excitement filled the corridors of Nepean Hospital’s Children’s Ward earlier this month as news spread that a special visitor would be calling to see if the patients had been naughty or nice.

Dialling in on a video call from his workshop at the North Pole, Santa Claus checked up on the children to wish them a speedy recovery and spread some Christmas cheer.

Although he couldn’t be there physically, Santa says he and his elves have been working hard and following their COVID-Safe plan to ensure everyone has something to look forward to on Christmas Day.

Thankfully the global COVID-19 pandemic will not affect Santa’s entry into NSW on 24 and 25 December, thanks to an extra-special “essential workers” exemption granted.

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Registered Nurse, Sarah Lewis says although it’s been a little tricky this year, Santa always delivers.

“Santa always comes to the ward during the night, just as he does if the children were at home so the kids can wake up to lots of presents in the morning,” says Sarah.

“We will also be doing plenty of video calls so that the children and their parents can stay connected with the rest of their families as they celebrate at home.”

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