Teddy Bear Hospital in Civic Park: photos

Teddy Bear Hospital in Civic Park: photos Kahibah’s Lucy Pope, 4, has her bear treated by Medical student Estelle White. Pic: Phil Hearne
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Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

Medical students hold a Teddy Bear Hospital at Civic Park on Saturday. Pic: Phil Hearne

TweetFacebookLUCY Pope’s panda was one of many brave bears to have their ailments treated at Civic Park on Saturday.

Panda lined up with giraffes, camels and bears of all species to have an Xray check for broken bones, a special vaccination and a dietary consultation at the University of Newcastle’s Teddy Bear Hospital.

Third year medical student Hannah Coleman, who organised the event, said the turn out was ‘‘fantastic’’ with many of the 50 children bringing more than one soft toy in for a check-up.

‘‘Even children who were nervous about taking their toy to the doctor’’ changed their minds after having their faces painted and trying a cup cake, she said.

The annual event sponsored by the university’s medical society and staffed by medical students aims to build relationships between children and local health professionals.

‘‘I think it’s cool for the students to meet the kids too,’’ said Ms Coleman. It’s ‘‘good for us to learn to change our approach for all the different personalities’’.