Sick kids get to ‘drive’ themselves to hospital operating theatre

LOS ANGELES, 21 Sept 2017: 

A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room.

The cars at the Rady Children’s Hospital are actually operated by a nurse or a doctor, and are part of a new programme designed to make children more relaxed before their procedures.

“The kids are having fun. The parents are seeing that they’re relaxed and that they’re happy,” said Dr. Daniela Carvalho, medical director of surgical services at the hospital.

The cars were donated by the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive.

Children have their pick of a BMW, Mercedes, or Lamborghini, ensuring their ride to the operating room is a luxurious one.

– Reuters

Andrea Destraio, 5, slaps hands with medical staff and invited police officers whose charity donated to Rady Children’s Hospital to start a programme that uses remote control cars to take young patients to the operating room, in San Diego – Reuterspic

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