100 NOT OUT: Laidley Hospital auxiliary members Helen Ilka, Sue Herring, Maureen Worrall, Penny Barry and Valerie Sundell with director of Laidley Health Services Erica Fletcher (third from left) holding the minutes book from the first committee dated 1912-1925.
100 NOT OUT: Laidley Hospital auxiliary members Helen Ilka, Sue Herring, Maureen Worrall, Penny Barry and Valerie Sundell with director of Laidley Health Services Erica Fletcher (third from left) holding the minutes book from the first committee dated 1912-1925. Tom Threadingham

Laidley Hospital cracks a ton

FROM births and illnesses to injuries and emergencies - the Laidley Hospital has been at the forefront of community health care for almost a century.

The Laidley Hospital will proudly mark their 100th anniversary on March 8 with a range of formal celebrations planned.

To help celebrate the milestone, the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and the Laidley Hospital are searching for the oldest living person born there.

Director of Laidley Health Services Erica Fletcher said finding the oldest living person born at the hospital would add to celebrations.

"We're hoping to find the oldest baby born in Laidley is still in the area or that they can get to hear about us," she said.

"We think that would be a nice thing to bring somebody who was born here together and we're having some sort of celebration on the Sunday, March 8, and we're thinking that person, if they're still well and can get here, can share some of their memories with us and mark the occasion in some way."

She said that it was a proud moment for the hospital to mark their 100th anniversary.

"We are very excited about it and it's very special to have the same buildings used as a hospital after 100 years," she said.

"You can imagine the number of changes to health care that have occurred in that sort of time.

"I think we are in a relatively small and select group that could say that they're still operating a hospital in the same building 100 years later."

If you know someone who may be the oldest living person born at the Laidley Hospital please contact Erica Fletcher, director of Laidley Health Services, West Moreton HHS on 5466 8100 or at wmcommunications@ health.qld.gov.au.



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