Your chance to name the new hospital

johnboy 30 July 2008 33

Katy Gallagher is asking children and, er, everyone else, to suggest a name for the new Women’s and Children’s hospital.

But it’s not just any old name she wants the kiddies to come up with.

    Ms Gallagher said the Government would like to name the new facility after a woman who had contributed significantly to the advancement of women’s and children’s issues in the Territory.

What’s the only name to come to mind? Why Ms Gallagher, you don’t want to get this thing named after yourself do you?

Normally the way these things work is they’ve already picked the name they want and are hoping some photogenic moppet will lob in the right answer to make for a friendlier media opportunity.

Suggestions to yourhealthourpriority@act.gov.au, but make sure you share them with us first.


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Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:08 am 31 Jul 08

What about Sylvia Curley Hospital – to replace the building named after her that was demolished on Acton Peninsula?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 10:03 am 31 Jul 08

I third it. I think it’s the least that can be done for cutting short the life of a little girl because of a Government organised blunder circus to watch a building be blown up!

I-filed I-filed 10:09 pm 30 Jul 08

I second (or third or fourth!) Katie Bender Hospital (leave out ‘Memorial’). Great idea peterh.

Start a petition so the govt has to do it …

bd84 bd84 9:33 pm 30 Jul 08

I liked the Katy Gallagher Memorial Hospital idea (i’ll even spell her name correctly!). What about the Jon Stanhope Memorial Hospital? He’s a big girl. I think they just want to build it to create the record for the number of different hospitals on the one site anyway.

peterh peterh 3:49 pm 30 Jul 08

Mr Evil said :

Canberra Dragway Memorial Hospital?

sigh.

probably the only way we would get even the word dragway in canberra.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:28 pm 30 Jul 08

Canberra Dragway Memorial Hospital?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:53 pm 30 Jul 08

So Crikey, you mean there is continuing community support for Katie Bender Memorial Hospital? 🙂

Crikey Crikey 2:20 pm 30 Jul 08

Hmmm, we ran this story some weeks ago. And guess what – we got the same responses that time as well.

Aurelius Aurelius 2:17 pm 30 Jul 08

peterh said :

It would be a fitting memorial to a child that was killed through the act of destroying one hospital. And would be a constant reminder to whoever was in power that there are moral obligations to the community, including children.

Hear! Hear!

Aurelius Aurelius 2:11 pm 30 Jul 08

mmm Starbuck….. I’d hit that!

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 1:57 pm 30 Jul 08

Hahaha – awesome Mr Evil! LOL

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:23 pm 30 Jul 08

Starbucks Memorial Hopsital?

sepi sepi 1:04 pm 30 Jul 08

Typical that they are fafffing around with the name, and yet they ahevn’t got hte actual purpose of this hospital sorted out.

Where is the birth centre they promised to expand a couple years ago?

peterh peterh 12:55 pm 30 Jul 08

ok, i have posted the Katie Bender Memorial Hospital to the email address listed.

so I now feel that i have contributed.

of course, It will end up being the “women and children’s hospital for the canberra region” or “moppet and mum repair centre” when the govt chooses the most inane name.

peterh peterh 12:47 pm 30 Jul 08

Aurelius said :

S4anta, why would naming it after Katie Bender cause headaches for the government? This regime didn’t kill the girl.

It would be a fitting memorial to a child that was killed through the act of destroying one hospital. And would be a constant reminder to whoever was in power that there are moral obligations to the community, including children.

Aurelius Aurelius 12:21 pm 30 Jul 08

S4anta, why would naming it after Katie Bender cause headaches for the government? This regime didn’t kill the girl.

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 12:11 pm 30 Jul 08

Thumper said :

Let’s call it the Katie Gallagher Hospital

Can’t do that… the medical staff would never accept responsibility for anything.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 11:34 am 30 Jul 08

or the ‘Katie Gallagher Memorial Hospital’ (we can hope can’t we>)

Thumper Thumper 11:30 am 30 Jul 08

I know!

Let’s call it the Katie Gallagher Hospital!

Why hasn’t anyone thought of that?

S4anta S4anta 11:26 am 30 Jul 08

calling the hospital after Katie Bender probably would cause the government a few headaches one suspects.

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