WATCH: Local hospital launches sweet initiative to make kids’ theatre experience a little less scary

Going to hospital is always a scary experience for kids, especially when they have to go into theatre for an operation. But here’s a toot for Netcare Clinton Hospital who’ve made the experience just a little bit better for their paediatric patients.

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According to a report, the hospital now “boasts four new kid cars that the patients themselves can drive through the halls to their appointment at the theatre.”

A community initiative, these electric-powered ride-on cars for kids, were donated by Superhero Cancer Kids.

Apparently, the registered non-profit organisation sought out sponsorship from four independent companies on behalf of the hospital’s paediatric unit after meeting the hospital’s resident doctor, Dr Tanya Schickerling. She shared how scared the kids get when they have to go into theatre.

According to hospital manager Tendai Makwabarara, this goes a long way in helping them with the healing process. “We appreciate the donation of the vehicles and the difference it will make,” he said.

Watch the video below of the first “test drive” by some of the little patients at the official launch last week:

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