Member for Orange, Andrew Gee and the Lachlan Health Service invite the Forbes community to help decide what contents should be included in a time capsule to celebrate the completion of the new building at Forbes Hospital.
“This is a unique opportunity for the community to help create a historical record that reflects the Forbes community’s health services today, and will hopefully be something that future Forbes community members can appreciate and be proud of,” Mr Gee said. Children aged 12 years or under are invited to draw a picture of what they imagine Forbes Hospital will be like in 100 years’ time. All drawings must be done on a piece of blank A4 paper and mailed to the Forbes Hospital. To be eligible for selection participants must include their full name, age and address on the back of the picture.
People aged 13 years and over are invited to describe in 30 words or less what item or document should be placed in the time capsule and why. The suggestion must relate to Forbes Hospital or health in general and participants must provide their full name, age and address with their entry. Entries open today and will be accepted up until Christmas Eve. All submissions will be reviewed by the Lachlan Culture and Arts Working Group which has representation from the hospital and the Forbes community. Mr Gee and a conservator from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will also be part of selection process. All applicants must reside in the Forbes Shire.
The winning applicants will have their drawing or suggestion and name included in the time capsule. The time capsule will be buried onsite at Forbes Hospital in
The new building at Forbes Hospital is part of the $113.7M Lachlan Health Service project which included the construction of the new Parkes Hospital.