Dunedin Teddy Hospital needs patients!

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The TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL is a unique and popular IFMSA-NZMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association) project that was brought to Auckland and Dunedin for the first time in 2011.

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Image Credit: Anthea Sieveking , Wellcome Images

The Teddy Bear Hospital has two main goals.

  • The first is to alleviate the anxiety of NZ kindergarteners between the ages of 3-5 when going to the doctor.
  • The second seeks to enable medical students to further develop their interaction skills with children. 

These goals are achieved by providing a fun and relaxed environment for children to learn more about healthy lifestyle and experience the consultation atmosphere in a mock hospital setting while bringing their own Teddy for his/her “check up” with the teddy doctor (our medical students).

Due to its success last year, The Dunedin Teddy Bear Hospital will be running again this year and we are inviting you to bring your child and his/her teddy.

The Dunedin Teddy Bear Hospital is going to be held on Saturday the 9th June on the 2nd floor of the Fraser Building, 154 Hanover Street.  Session 1 will run from 9am to 10.15am and Session 2 will run at 10.45am-12pm. Best of all, this project is fully sponsored and it is brought to you for free.

Please note that this is a session aimed at promoting health behaviours via interaction with the child’s soft toy of choice and we will not be diagnosing your child.

If your children would like to attend, please email us at tbh2012.dunedin@gmail.com before the 7th of June.


See ODT article 18.5.12

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