Refurbished Wolper to be opened by the Governor

August 4, 2010 by Ruth Guth
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The newly refurbished Wolper Jewish Hospital will be officially opened by NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir next month

Alterations and additions to the facility were recently completed after a two-year long construction program.
Harry Aizenberg, the hospital’s chief executive, said with the changes, Wolper’s direction is confirmed for the next 20 years.

The renovations include a state-of-the-art physiotherapy centre, an enlarged hydrotherapy pool and conversion of all rooms to “private” with full en-suite facilities. Additionally, the rehabilitation unit and medical ward have been enlarged to accommodate more patient beds.

“Now we are able to meet the growing demand for rehabilitation and acute medical care in the community while providing a warm and non-clinical atmosphere, which masks the high-technological services and equipment,” Aizenberg said.

“But nothing will alter the renowned excellence of care given by our nursing staff.”

The official opening is expected to be a momentous occasion with guests including the Governor of NSW, Jillian Skinner, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Health Minister, as well as Federal Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy.

David Golovsky, president of the hospital said he is delighted to have Prof Bashir officiating the ceremony.

“We have paid special attention in inviting those members of the community who have been involved with the hospital since its conception in the 1950s,” Golovsky added.

The new public face of Wolper Jewish Hospital will be revealed at the August event, with the new logo, website and brochures being released at the same time.

Historical ties with the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) will be confirmed, with the plaque commemorating the transfer of the hospital’s land by the trustees of the NCJWA set to be rededicated.

“It will be a very exciting day for the hospital,” Golovsky said.

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