Celebrating 40 years
Nov 09, 2017
Glengarry Private Hospital celebrated 40 years of providing outstanding patient care by hosting a charitable Morning Tea event.
Glengarry opened its doors in 1977 with a modest 80 beds, and in the 40 years since has expanded to a 110 bed hospital offering a range of services including maternity, endoscopy, palliative care, surgical, rehabilitation and medical services. In 2005, Glengarry became part of the Ramsay Health Care group, Australia’s largest private hospital operator.
On Wednesday 8 November 2017, members of the local community joined Glengarry staff to commemorate the 40th anniversary with an intimate Morning Tea in the newly renovated hospital garden.
The Morning Tea was attended by some special guests who shared a meaningful history with the hospital. Barbara Limb was one of the first maternity patients and returned with her husband Murray and daughter Alison, the first baby girl born at Glengarry. In 2014, the Limb family enjoyed another special moment with Glengarry with the birth of Alison‘s first child.
Staff will also welcome back Dr S.O. Lim, who performed the very first surgery 40 years ago and enjoyed a lengthy history with the hospital which culminated in his retirement there in 2000.
Dr Lim remembers his time at Glengarry fondly. “It was full of happiness and the people were wonderful.”
The event was also an opportunity for staff to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts, with proceeds of the Morning Tea supporting Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) – a not-for profit-organisation helping Australian families affected by postnatal depression.
Glengarry Chief Executive Officer, Leonie Gardiner, said “We officially opened on 11 November 1977, and in that time have cared for thousands of local people across a wide range of specialties. Our maternity unit has delivered over 36,000 babies.”
We’re proud of our history of caring for our local community, and providing advice, resources and expertise. We’re especially committed to supporting expectant families through the momentous occasion of birthing a child, and providing hospital-level care in what feels like a home environment. With Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week taking place from November 12 to 17, we thought it was only fitting to use our anniversary event to support this worthwhile cause.”
A big thanks also to St Stephens's School, and their talented Year 11 and 12 students, who treated guests to a musical performance.