Teddy Bear Hospital, a weekly project where children from the 3rd kindergarten and the 1st grade of primary school visit UZ Ghent to get acquainted with the medical world.
Our goal is to eliminate their fear of doctors or a hospital environment. The children take their teddy bear with them, but it appears to be injured. Medical students take care of the teddy bears, together with the help of the children. There may even be a visit to the Red Cross ambulance!
The schools can come in the morning or in the afternoon, therefore the voluntary students can register for half a day. The date for Teddy Bear Hospital 2020 will come online at the end of September.
Everyone is welcome as a volunteer, there is absolutely no in-depth medical knowledge required. This is the ideal opportunity for students to improve their interaction with children in a medical setting; but above all the enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and creativity from the children gives an immense good feeling afterwards.