Teddy Bear Hospital

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Medical Student Society of Australia, we will be launching a new Teddy Bear Hospital program across primary schools in Hong Kong. In the long run, we hope to include children from special needs backgrounds for this education program. We will engage the children in interactive activities such as listening to increased post-exercise heart rates through stethoscopes, putting skeleton frames back together and performing surgeries on teddy bear models. Through exposing younger children to medical environments and concepts in a positive way, we hope to not only encourage them to lead healthier lifestyles, but also to relieve them of the anxiety associated with doctor visits. This health promotion programme has been extremely successful worldwide; we are confident that it can likewise take root in Hong Kong.