Auxiliary hosting car boot sale to showcase new entry to Singleton Hospital

For the hard-working auxiliary hosting a car boot sale is a fitting way to showcase the new entrance to the Singleton Hospital and all will be revealed on Saturday, September 8 now the final part of the $7 million dollar upgrade has been completed.

DEDICATED FUNDRAISERS: UHA NSW regional rep Sue Ferguson with members of the local executive: assistant secretary Barbara Flanagan, president Sue Langdon, treasurer Val Smith and secretary Judith Spillard.

DEDICATED FUNDRAISERS: UHA NSW regional rep Sue Ferguson with members of the local executive: assistant secretary Barbara Flanagan, president Sue Langdon, treasurer Val Smith and secretary Judith Spillard.

While the new building was officially opened in March, the demolition of the old community health building to make way for the new car park took a little longer. But now the finishing touches have been applied and the entrance is ready to go.

OPENING: Susan Heyman, executive director rural and regional health, with member for the Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen back in March when the building was opened.

OPENING: Susan Heyman, executive director rural and regional health, with member for the Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen back in March when the building was opened.

NEW ENTRY: The ladies near the historic photos in the foyer.

NEW ENTRY: The ladies near the historic photos in the foyer.

“We need to train people to use the new entrance,” treasurer, Val Smith says.

A rare smoking ceremony, an attempt to reproduce a historical photo, tours of the new building and of course, the opportunity to grab a bargain from a variety of stalls in the new car park are just some of the activities planned from 9am to 1pm.

The Singleton Town Band and the Junior Band, the fabulous Bowing in the Wind Quartet, Noel Riley and Blu’s School of Dance will be performing.

United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) of NSW Inc. regional representative, Sue Ferguson, says this is a chance for the community to see the new facility and support the hospital in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We really are a very fortunate community to have such a state-of-the-art, modern health facility right here in Singleton and this is a chance to come and have a look.

“We really are a very fortunate community to have such a state-of-the-art modern health facility right here in Singleton and this is a chance to come and have a look,” she says.

Sue says the idea of attempting the reproduction of the photo came from the historic image now on display.

“We thought we would try to replicate the photo from 105 years ago that was taken when the hospital first opened,” explains.

“The difference in 2018 is that we will be using a drone.”

The attempt will be made at 10am after the smoking ceremony at 9.30am.

There are still spots available for just $20 if you wish to be part of the car boot sale in support of the hospital; just call Sue on 0421155179 or Wayde on 6571 9202.