Teddy Bear Hospital on Campus

Wednesday 3 June 2015

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The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) will be partly transformed into a Teddy Bear Hospital on Tuesday June 9th till Friday 12th to introduce children playfully with the course of events of a hospital. Many children are afraid to go to that strange big building called the hospital. Doctors with long, white coats, a strange smell, and not knowing what to expect.

With the Teddy Bear Hospital, the UMCG hopes to slightly take away the children's fear. The hospital was set up by medical students in cooperation with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).