Teddy bears help soothe children's fears, says hospital
A local hospital has claimed its collection of teddy bears has worked to soothe the fears of young patients.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital's CEO, Ms Kathy Beverley said: "One of our gorgeous patients, John, aged 2, recently had surgery with Dr Shashi Singh.
"He was a very brave little boy.
"John and his mum were very anxious about going to another hospital again.
"Once he was met by our teddy bear family, his fears were gone and he had a wonderful experience," she said.
"His mum told staff how wonderful their experience was and that John wasn't always comfortable in new environments, but everybody was so lovely and welcoming that he stayed happy and brave the entire morning.
Ms Beverley said at Brisbane Waters Private staff strived to create a welcoming and soothing environment for all patients, but especially their youngest ones.
"We love our Kids Days here at the hospital.
"We love the teddy bears, the staff dress ups and the room decorations and we pride ourselves on making a difficult time enjoyable for children," she said.
Social media, 18 Jul 2018
Kathy Beverley, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
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