US hospital gives mini cars to young patients
US hospital has come up with a new way to ease young patients who are anxious before surgery by giving them mini cars to drive to surgery.
Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, first bought a black Mercedes car and decided to use it for their young patients to drive.
They have now added a pink Volkswagen Beetle to the garage. It’s thought that by allowing children to use them prior to heading to the operating room, it will help them relieve stress and stay calm.
The tiny one-seaters even come with pre-loaded MP3 player and fully working stereo.
“Last year, we introduced our little black Mercedes. Now we have a pink Volkswagen Beetle! We love having these little cars available for our pediatric surgical patients at Doctors Medical Center. The cars truly help ease stress and anxiety for our smallest patients” Modesto group announced on social media.
They posted a video on their Facebook page with the caption: With a little passenger in tow, Caroline takes our new pink Beetle for a spin! Doctors Medical Center now has two little cars available for our young surgical patients to ride into the operating room. We can see the stress and anxiety melt away when they hop in the car.
As shown in the video, little girl speeding around the ward with a big smile on her face, moments before undergoing a medical procedure.
Commenting on the video uploaded to Facebook, many users were impressed by the use of the mini cars in taking children into the operating room.
One person wrote: “It’s wonderful to see a smile instead of worry/fear.
“Such a great idea for the little ones” another commented.
One user even offered to donate a third mini replica to the hospital, saying: “This is wonderful and so important. Thank you for taking the extra step for your brave pediatric patients. Are you in need of an additional car? If so, I would like to donate one.”
These sweet rides take our smallest patients to the operating room. The goal is to reduce anxiety and stress and make the experience less scary for everyone involved. Doesn’t hurt to have options, right? The new pink car was generously donated by one of our employee and her family.
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