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Name our new Hospital

Crikey 30 May 2008 37

The Canberra Times is reporting (see below) that there is a competition to name our new women’s and children’s hospital. Not sure what you win, perhaps a free child birth.

With the talent in here I thought we would be best to come up with a new name.

I’ll kick off with –  The Jon Stanhope Memorial Hospital. 

Hospital name sought

PUT YOUR thinking caps on. A naming competition is now open for the yet-to-be built women’s and children’s hospital as part of a redevelopment of the Canberra Hospital. “In keeping with the establishment of this centre for excellence, we are looking to name this new facility after a woman who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women’s and children’s issues in the territory,” Minister for Health Katy Gallagher said. “As part of the naming process, I will also be seeking the views of the Place Names Committee and will be writing to schools to seek their input into the naming process.” The new hospital will move the paediatric unit, and co-locate it with maternity services, the neonatal intensive care unit, gynaecology and foetal medicine, and specialised outpatient services and is scheduled to open in 2012. Nominations will be open until August 31, 2008, and the public is invited to submit entries at yo ttrh e al tho tarp ri o ri ty@ a c t.go v. att


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gun street girl 9:45 am 31 May 08

sepi said :

Do we really need this ‘centre of excellence’?

Wouldn’t it be better to actually concentrate on fixing up any one of the health areas in which we lag behind the national average. We are behind in every single area according to the paper today.

eg: waiting times
Eye surgery in ACT – 173 days
Nationally – 71 days.

Semi-urgent emergency wait in ACT – 63 mins
Nationally – 36 mins.

The report says the waiting times in our hospitals are the longest in the country.

Don’t you worry about that – your tax dollars are currently funding a nice new waiting room for paediatric patients in the ED of TCH. Don’t need more beds funded or more theatre time if you’ve got a brand new colourful place for the kiddies to play when they’re waiting to be seen. Terrific prioritisation there, Katy – bravo.

iamspam 8:01 am 31 May 08

“..or how about Jackie Chan Memorial Hospital”

Nah, everyone at the ANU knows that the new JCSMR actually stands for the Jackie Chan School of Medical Research.

Canberra Gardener 7:59 am 31 May 08

Ingeegoodbee, I agree – The Sylvia Curley Memorial Hostpital

bd84 12:23 am 31 May 08

Jackie Chan is neither female or dead lol

How about the Katy Gallagher memorial hospital. OR the John Hargreaves one room hospital since he’s brilliant at overseeing projects that are woefully inadequate. I’d like to see where exactly they’re planning to build this new hospital, there isn’t exactly a lot more room on TCH site. Unless of course they’re going do ditch the new multi story carpark they are planing to build on the existing carpark

AndyC 9:07 pm 30 May 08

Look, normally I’ve got nothing intelligentent to contribute to discussion here, but for once I agree with AD.. The Bill Henson Childrtens Hospital it shall be. and not just becuase I’m drunk and find it funny.

hingo 5:48 pm 30 May 08

..or how about Jackie Chan Memorial Hospital

hingo 5:47 pm 30 May 08

Since it involves both Women and Children being away from home, how about:

The Hospital for Mens Peace

Pandy 5:11 pm 30 May 08

Vag-e-mite

Morgan 5:01 pm 30 May 08

How about the Dr Phillip Nitschke Wellness Clinic

Holden Caulfield 4:03 pm 30 May 08

The Ansell Chekmate Birthing Centre.

astrojax 3:36 pm 30 May 08

we could just call it allan, or something.

spot?

or find sponsors and have the carlton and united, mcdonald’s and hyundai birthing and healing centre?

or the truganinni health centre?

Holden Caulfield 3:12 pm 30 May 08

The Fully Sik Hospital, ulleh!

Ingeegoodbee 2:40 pm 30 May 08

I’m with poptop – Sylvia Curley would make a great choice.

Thumper 2:37 pm 30 May 08

Come on Sepi,

katy says it is all okay….

It’s a hospital, not a gaol.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:25 pm 30 May 08

No Amber Jane Westin jokes?

peterh 2:22 pm 30 May 08

Skidbladnir said :

Kate Carnell has the fact she worked in the medical(pharmacy) profession working in her favour, and that she’s considered a notable local who has worked for women’s issues at some point, but naming a hospital after her would also have the effect of ensuring ACT Liberals were never elected again.

Besides, she is dead (politically).

especially after the green bruce stadium, the DUI incident, etc, etc… I would be ashamed to have a new important building named after her.

ant 1:59 pm 30 May 08

Agree, Sepi.
And if we must have it, it should be called a Mothers’ and Children’s hospital, as it seems to be primarily focussed on procreation activities and the results of same.

sepi 1:34 pm 30 May 08

Do we really need this ‘centre of excellence’?

Wouldn’t it be better to actually concentrate on fixing up any one of the health areas in which we lag behind the national average. We are behind in every single area according to the paper today.

eg: waiting times
Eye surgery in ACT – 173 days
Nationally – 71 days.

Semi-urgent emergency wait in ACT – 63 mins
Nationally – 36 mins.

The report says the waiting times in our hospitals are the longest in the country.

justbands 1:05 pm 30 May 08

> I was going to say “The Katie Bender Memorial Hospital”.

Me too. It’s perfect.

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