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Teddy Bear Hospital

Teddy Bear Hospital

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  • Sat 23 May ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm


Hunter Centre, Frederick Street, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission



Hospitals and Medical centres can cause allot of anxiety for children. They are an unfamiliar environment with large frightening buildings, strange equipment and scary people. This can often be overwhelming for kids, particularly when they are sick.

The events are part of a global project run by the International Federation of Medical Students Association’s (IFMSA). The Teddy Bear Hospital is a NZMSA initiative designed to reduce childrens anxiety towards medical professionals- starting in 2011 in both Auckland and Dunedin. It is designed to expose kids to the medical world in a fun and exciting way. Medical and dentistry students will transform into Teddy Doctors and Dentists for a day- and kids bring their teddies to get their checkups. They can also explore the St Johns ambulance, check out some real bones and anatomy models, and lots of other fun activities.

During the week the Teddy Bear Clinic is open to preschools and kindergartens, followed by a community day for members of the general public to get involved. The event is designed for children between 3-7, but it is open to any age- particuarly children or siblings in families who have had a hard time with doctors in the past.

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