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Hospital Open Day – Wolper unmasked

Media Release - 18th February, 19998

8 Trelawney St, WOOLLAHRA, Sydney.


Woollahra’s Wolper Hospital will open its doors to the public on Sunday, 28 February, 1999 between 10 am and 4 pm, for the first time since 1983, providing the community with a rare insight into Wolper’s diverse range of health care services.

President of Wolper Hospital, Ms Lynne Davies, extends a warm welcome to people with an interest in health care and the behind-the-scenes running of a state-of-the-art surgical and medical hospital.

"For anyone wanting to know more about our services and general hospital protocols -including adults and children with fascinations or slight fears of medicine and surgery, Wolper Open Day ‘99 is an excellent opportunity," she said.

Wolper Open Day ’99 will depict real life hospital situations by featuring medical and surgical displays, including videos of highly specialised surgery and tours to operating theatre windows.

"We will invite people to come up to the theatres, tour through the wards and see for themselves," Ms Davies said.

Nursing staff will also be available to provide advice on supplementary medical services including rehabilitation, physiotherapy and palliative care.

"There are many aspects of health care that people are often afraid to make appointments for. Our discrete and private rehabilitation area will be made available for information and guidance on ancillary health topics," said Ms Davies.

Wolper Hospital has arranged for information and activity stalls to be run by leading health and community organisations, including:

·         NSW Ambulance Service

·         Cancer Council

·         Diabetes Australia

·         Red Cross - blood and bone-marrow donation and information

·         Genetic diseases education

·         Blood pressure testing

·         Diet and Health consultants

·         Wolper Pharmacy

·         Wolper Community Services - including Outreach Program information, Wolper Assist Program information (Wolper’s financial aid scheme)    

Entertainment and festivities will include jugglers, gypsy musicians to complement the Hospital’s rustic environment and face painting for the young and old alike.

No open day is complete without a sausage sizzle, and Wolper will highlight its Jewish heritage providing Kosher sausages, mini bagels and even that all time medical healing agent, traditional chicken soup.

A raffle to be drawn at the end of March will commence on the Open Day – major prize includes clothes by ‘Charlie Brown’ – and will assist in the building of a much needed hydrotherapy pool.

Established in Woollahra in 1948 as Sydney’s first Jewish Hospital, Wolper has developed into a well-equipped and highly specialised centre boasting modern surgical and medical facilities, resident doctors, accredited palliative care and rehabilitation units, day surgery and community services.

It is hoped the Wolper Open Day will become an annual event – forging closer ties between the community and the Hospital and ensuring Wolper continues to meet Sydney’s health care needs into the next millennium.


For further information please contact Ruby Archis or John Morton
at Professional Public Relations on 9818 4044.

·         Wolper Hospital is a non-profit, non-denominational community hospital that relies on patient fees, donations and bequests from benefactors.

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