Halloween spirit hits HHS

Halloween spirit hits HHS

Across the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) family of hospitals, the Halloween spirit was alive, yesterday. Hundreds of staff members dressed in costume and decorated their clinics to the delight of patients young and old.

To see more photos of staff in costume, search #myHHS on Twitter and Instagram.

The Child Life Department gave McMaster Children’s Hospital staff an extra incentive to step up their costume game. Teams were invited to enter a costume contest judged by patients and families. Some units went a step further, decorating their space to match the theme of their costumes. Congratulations to this year’s winners, the pediatric oncology team, a.k.a. STAR WARS.

Their efforts were appreciated by patients and families who enjoyed seeing the creative costumes while they collected candy at the annual McMaster Children’s Hospital Halloween Parade. Hundreds of staff, volunteers and visitors lined the hallways of the hospital to hand out candy and toys to patients and their families. You can watch a Facebook Live video of the event below.