Sheffield medics sound ted alert for poorly bears

Frah Zaman, from Page Hall in Sheffield, gives 'Mike' her teddy an injection, assisted by medical student Michelle Mair, at last year's Teddy Bear Hospital. Picture: Malcolm Billingham.
Frah Zaman, from Page Hall in Sheffield, gives 'Mike' her teddy an injection, assisted by medical student Michelle Mair, at last year's Teddy Bear Hospital. Picture: Malcolm Billingham.
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Trainee medics are promising some fur-st aid when they open a teddy bears’ hospital in Sheffield.

Sheffield University medical students are holding the event next month, in a bid to help reduce childhood anxiety about hospitals and to help promote healthy living.

The annual one-day event offers children the chance to take their teddies for an X-ray, MRI scan and health check at the hands of the student doctors.

Anna Willis, for the Teddy Bear Hospital Sheffield committee, said: “Teddy Bear Hospital is a great way to get children thinking about their health.”

Little bears can also have their eyes, teeth and heartrate checked as part of the day.

Anna said: “Children will also have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating, hygiene and exercise through fun interactive workshops.

“With health promotion being one of the government’s key issues, this is the ideal way to educate children in the benefits of staying fit and healthy.”

This year’s event takes place on Saturday, February 14, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, at Weston Park Museum, close to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

n For details, see www.teddybearhospitalsheffield.info