C.M.H. Call the Midwife a Winner

Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Casterton Memorial Hospital has taken out the top prize for the Casterton Kelpie Festival Street Parade with their whimsical take on the BBC’s drama Call the Midwife on Saturday.

The float featured birthing paraphernalia, nursing uniforms and furnishings faithful to post-war Britain’s midwives, as well as a newly-birthed Kelpie in a pram, bicycling nurse, expectant parents and the largest nappy-clad baby ever seen.


“Bernie McEachern, one of Casterton Hospital’s long-standing staff members and Midwife, came to the staff with the concept and everyone who got involved has done a really great job,” said Owen Stephens, Chief Executive Officer of Casterton Memorial Hospital.


Mr Stephens thanked the event’s sponsors for their generous support of the Street Parade, saying the cash prize of $500 will be used toward our current equipment program of upgrade to wheel chairs across CMH.


“Our maintenance department will also use Windmill Agriculture’s $300 voucher and the $200 of Caltex Oils to great benefit,” he said.


In addition to the float’s success, the Hospital also coordinated the construction of 50 Kelpie Kennels with children and adults enjoying the interactive activity at the Festival.


“On behalf of the Board of Management, I would like to thank all the staff who contributed to successfully promoting our healthcare facility, well done to all” said Mr Stephens.