Last updated on Jan 30th, 2021 at 07:08 pm
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.
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.
The registered non-profit organisation sought out sponsorship from four independent companies on behalf of the hospital’s paediatric unit. This is after the hospital’s resident doctor, Dr Tanya Schickerling, shared how scared the kids in the paediatric oncology unit are each time they have to go into theatre. Superhero Cancer Kids aims to support kids struggling with cancer.
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, adding that while the kiddie ride-in cars were unveiled in the oncology unit, they will be used for children across the hospital.
Watch the video below of the first “test drive” by some of the little patients at the official launch last week: