A healthy dose of Christmas cheer is exactly what the doctor ordered for Sparwood patients.
The local Primary Health Care Centre has hosted a Christmas door competition for the first time in the hope of creating a festive atmosphere at the facility.
Fourteen doors were decorated in the month leading up to Christmas before being judged by Mayor David Wilks and employee Shelley Wedderburn, who is currently on medical leave.
The medical imaging department’s entry featuring an X-ray of Santa’s stomach was deemed the winner and staff received a hamper made up of prizes donated by their colleagues.
However, administrative assistant Christina Bilski said there were many notable entries.
“The wellness centre was beautiful with Frosty (the Snowman) and it was very on theme as well as the home support door,” she said.
“They had a Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer theme and put quite a bit of effort into it with little popups and door flaps that opened, so you could see grandmna inside the hospital, it was very cute.”
Bilski said the response to the doors has been positive and the Grinch door in particular is very popular with children.
“Everybody had fun with it, it was really great to see the different ideas and themes come out,” she said.
“It was something to make the holiday more bright and cheery in our building because typically we don’t have too many decorations, so it was just another way to make it look festive.”