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Children at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane can stop worrying whether or not Santa will  find them while they are away from home over Christmas this year. Yesterday, thanks to the magic of Cisco TelePresence, young patients got the opportunity to see and speak with Santa Claus himself as he sat in his home at the North Pole.

Children and their families gathered in the hospital common areas for the video session with Santa and to share their holiday wishes. The TelePresence solution was also mobile so patients that were not well enough to walk around the hospital also received  some one-on-one time with Santa.

Naturally, Christmas is a very busy time for Santa but with the Internet-enabled video technology and services provided by Cisco, UXC and The Starlight Foundation, Santa did not even have to leave the North Pole to visit the hospitalised kids to bring some festive joy into their lives. 

Santa is visiting sick children in hospitals around the world thanks to Cisco’s annual Santa Connection program and we would like to thank staff at all the hospitals involved globally for helping make many children’s dreams come true.

Photo provided by Royal Children’s Hospital: Royal Children’s Hospital patients, including Damon here, were able to share their Christmas wishlists direct with Santa today, thanks to a bedside link-up to the North Pole.

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  1. A great concept for the kids! This was also in collaboration with Queensland Health’s Statewide Telehealth department.

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  2. A great effort and community partnership by Cisco Queensland team. Thank you Linda, for sharing the insights on this wonderful CSR initiative by Cisco teams.

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  3. This is a wonderful initiative and really creates some magic for sick kids. Well done Team QLD!

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  4. For more about Connected Santa and video from a visit to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, USA, check out: Santa’s Special Connections (http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/santas-special-connections/)

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