A Dublin college is running its first annual Teddy Bear Hospital.
Trinity College Dublin’s Paediatric Society will be running a clinic this month free of charge.
Teddy Bear Hospital is an event that aims to alleviate childhood anxieties surrounding medical environments. The voluntary programme run by medical, nursing and allied health students that provides primary school children with the opportunity to interact with students in a safe, encouraging and educational setting.
The Teddy Bear Hospital comprises of a number of stations that focus on various aspects of health such as x-ray, vital signs and first aid, as well as exercise and nutrition. All stations have been designed to provide hands on teaching that will give children a greater understanding of hospitalising and reduce any associated fears.
This event will be held on the afternoon of the March 4th in Trinity College Sports Centre.
You can find out more about the event here