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Super Saturday with the Teddy Bear Hospital!

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06 February 2024

Our next Super Saturday event is a special collaboration between Sheffield Children’s and The Teddy Bear Hospital. The Teddy Bear Hospital team is a group of medical students from the University of Sheffield and they host a unique event each year to help reduce anxieties that children may have about doctors, hospitals, and other health experiences. We’re really pleased to be collaborating at this event for the first time to provide children with a playful and informal opportunity to learn more about our hospital experiences, and their health in general.

The free event, which is aimed at children aged 3-9, will take place at the end of the month on Saturday 24 February and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is the perfect time to sign up for free tickets. The event takes place between 10am-3.30pm and the first hour of the day is a quiet hour for children and families who prefer a calmer environment.

Firth Hall will be the first location of the day where there will be over 20 interactive stalls for children to visit. Children will be able to learn more about their feelings, how to call 999 in an emergency, what to expect when they visit healthcare services like the GP, and lots more. Once finished at Firth Hall it will be time to cross over the road to Sheffield Children’s with the help of volunteers where we’ll have a mini hospital experience set up!

Our hospital experience will include visiting lots of different rooms where children will be able to learn more about routine treatments like vaccinations and blood tests and how we help make these experiences as stress-free as possible. You will be able to meet the teams who plaster broken bones, and there will even be a chance to put teddies in one of our radiology scanners! Our brilliant Play Team will be with the Teddy Bear Hospital volunteers all day and there will also be chance to dress up, try some first aid, and leave the event with a special ‘Pawscription’ full of information.

Izzy Crighton, Teddy Bear Hospital volunteer said: “I volunteer with the Teddy Bear Hospital because I love working with children and am training for a career in healthcare so it just felt like the perfect fit. Our main event is always immensely popular with the local community – I think that it makes for a great family day out and also provides the children that attend it with learning opportunities that are structured in a fun and engaging way so that they want to get involved.

“I think that collaborating with Sheffield Children’s is such a huge next step for us in terms of helping our events reach more people as well as enriching the quality of the experiences that we offer so that our attendees can gain even more from our events.”

Tickets usually sell out fast for the Teddy Bear Hospital event so get yours now by following the Eventbrite link. Each child who attends the Teddy Bear Hospital needs a ticket of their own, accompanying adults do not need a ticket.

Don’t forget your teddy bears!

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