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Teddy Bear Hospital

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Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) is a fun and educational outreach project that aims to alleviate children's fear of hospitals by familiarising them with common medical treatments, with the help of our teddy doctors! TBH also aims to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles and raise general health awareness in schools in an enjoyable and engaging manner.

 

Each Teddy Bear Hospital session demonstrates a simulated environment of a patient’s visit to a local hospital. There are 4 basic stations depicting various departments of a hospital: the Family Medicine Physician Clinic, the Respiratory Specialist, the Orthopaedics Specialist and the Operation Theatre.

 

As teddy doctors, volunteers will facilitate the teaching of the different stations. They will assist the children while they role-play as “doctors” and examine their patients (the teddy bears!). In fact, the children will also have a chance to familiarise themselves with the various medical instruments such that any associated fears can be overcome. Each basic station will last for 6 to 8 minutes and a life-sized teddy bear will be introduced at the end as a wrap-up. Furthermore, besides learning how to interact with children, volunteers will also get the chance to mix with students from NUS YLLSoM!


Website: https://teddybearhospitalsg.wordpress.com/

For more information, please contact Darren Chong Kai Siang at dchong019@e.ntu.edu.sg

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