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The Teddy Bears Hospital visits RCSI

06 March 2015

On Saturday, the 28th of February, RCSI Paediatrics Society hosted its first ever Teddy Bear Hospital in RCSI St. Stephen’s Green. Over 50 local children, teddies, and their parents attended the event, which aims to make the children more comfortable around doctors and hospitals. 

The Teddy Bears Hospital visits RCSI

The children, aged 3-9, helped the 40 volunteers diagnose, examine, and treat the teddies who arrived suffering from a variety of problems, such as upset tummies, ear-piercings-gone-wrong, falls off the bed, and even a detached eyeball!

The Teddy Bears Hospital visits RCSI

All of the children and teddies rotated through the six stations of the hospital - which mirrored all aspects of a visit to a ‘human’ hospital, ranging from a general examination station to an X-ray and MRI station. Face painters even helped ease a few worries for some of the more nervous teddy parents.

 

The Teddy Bears Hospital visits RCSI 

The event was a huge success. The Teddy Bears Hospital would not have been possible without the help and support of Student Services, RCSI Photography Society, and local sponsors of the event — including Print Fusion, Eason’s, Starbucks, Ffyfe’s, Tipperary Water, and Lolly and Cook. All involved are exceptionally grateful for the participation of members from the local community. Given the success of the first Teddy Bears Hospital, it is set  to become an annual event at RCSI.