Affectionately known by staff and young patients as Dorothy the Dino, WGH staff recently farewelled their beloved dinosaur as she was loaded onto the back of a truck to her new home, the Warragul and District Special School.Back in June 2009 the Rotary Club of Drouin made a generous donation for the purchase of a dinosaur examination bed for the Hospital’s Paediatric procedure room. Over the past six years, the dinosaur has brought many smiles to sick children and it has been quite a novelty to many families and visitors.
Sadly with changing technology and the increase in additional clinical equipment required in the Paediatric procedure room, the dinosaur has presented several clinical and occupational safety hazards and can no longer be used in the health service.
The Warragul and District Special School were delighted to hear that the dinosaur required a new home and were very happy to take care of her.
Rotary Club of Drouin’s President Ian Bennett, who was the driver of the pick-up truck said “We’re very pleased that Dorothy gets to be re-homed where she can continue to bring a smile to many kids’ faces. Like the Hospital, the Warragul and District Special School do a wonderful job in our community”.
For more than 20 years, the Rotary Club of Drouin have donated over $67,000 to the West Gippsland Healthcare Group.