Lists (None yet)

Login to create lists

Comments (None yet)

Add New Comment

No corrections yet

THERE'LL BE SCORES F&n OF CHRISTMAS BABES ÍÍ3/

HT HE stor-k will work overtime in Melbourne this . , Christmas. ' ; . : '? J"' '- "' Y:: ;F '.;;

Scores of babies, are expected to be born on Christmas Eve

and Christmas Day.' .

Leading maternity hospitals reported ] 'last night that they already had "House j

Full" notices out/

One official said: "I -would not like to say ! - that it, isi a record -± but everyone seems to bc '

packed out. Let's hope holiday makers spare ! a thought for those who will be working flat out in the hospitals.". '

Bethlehem Maternity Hospital, Gardenvale, re ported that it had all the mothers or expectant mothers it could handle for Christmas..;

Some beds in other sec tions of the hospital had been taken over to help, out.

? Mr. R. V. Wines; mana ger of St. George's Hos . . pital, Kew,.. commented:

"We are packed to the dobr with maternity cases.

'More tthan last year'

"We have more patients than we had last Christ mas - and we were really busy then.:

"Everyone of our 31 maternity beds is occupied, so we can \ look forward, to some arrivals over Christ mas." *

Margaret Coles' mater nity hospital has been hard hit by heavy bookings and a seasonal staff shortage.

Its long-range-,tip . for Christmas Day is between 10 and 12 new Australians.

Turkey for the i

ElTO'O'P'S j

CANBERRA,- Tuesday: ! Australian soldiers at home j

and abroad will have a <

special, Christmas dinner, ¡ Sir Eric Harrison, Army J Minister, said today.' This < includes soldiers in Korea, < Japan, and Malaya. j

In Korea, the Christmas ' ]

menu will be roast turkey J and pork, vegetables, Î salads, olives, plum pudr

ding, mince pies, fresh ¡ fruit and sweets, "suppler, j merited by other tradi- i tional fare," Sir Eric said. !

In Malaya and- Japan, j

the normal rations will be

adjusted to include such j things as pork, ham, ice-; I cream, fresh fruit, arid j

plum pudding. j

Zoom

plus
thumb
minus
left
thumb
right
up
thumb
down