Teddy Bear Hospital is a national society that aims to alleviate childhood anxieties surrounding medical environments. Here at the St George’s University of London branch - based in Tooting, South West London - we have over 600 healthcare students volunteering with us to run free clinics for local schools and organisations.
Each clinic comprises of a number of stations that focuses on various aspects of health such as X-ray, vital signs and first aid. All stations have been designed to provide hands on teaching that will give children a greater understanding of healthcare and reduce any associated fears.
At the end of our clinics each child becomes a mini Teddy Doctor and is awarded a certificate by our very own Mr Teddy! We also encourage everyone to bring their own teddy with them so they can learn too and our volunteers are always on hand to cure any poorly soft toys!
Child health and safety is of huge importance to us and every volunteer is DBS checked and trained in child safeguarding. If you would be interested in having one of our clinics run at your school or organisation or if you are St George’s student and would like to get involved we would love to hear from you. Please see our "Schools Information" page
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and hopefully we will be seeing you very soon!
Much teddy love,
Shiffa Shahid & Nikita Punjabi
Co-Presidents of Teddy Bear Hospital SGUL