2015 May: Koala sighted at Hamilton Base Hospital

Curious koala checks itself into Victorian hospital

May 5 2015


So a koala walks into a hospital…
Far from being the opening of an Australiana joke, a Victorian hospital emergency department had a different sort of visitor recently when a curious koala wandered in for a sticky beak.
The cuddly incursion happened at Hamilton Base Hospital in western Victoria around 2:30am last month.
The koala is allowed in via the hospital’s automatic doors, and proceeds to take a look around the waiting room, presumably sighs with disappointment at the quality of the magazines, then heads back out.
Western District Health Service posted the video to its Facebook page yesterday, where it has been viewed over 22,000 times.
“You never know who’s going to stroll through the doors at the Hamilton Base Hospital. Our very own Blinky Bill pays a visit to the ED waiting room,” said a hospital spokesman.