Dr. Bear Program
The Dr. Bear Program (priced at $50 per child) is a Surgical Preadmission Program for paediatric patients (ages 4-12). This family-centred program helps both children and their parents prepare for surgery. Families are given a tour of the operating and recovery room and the children are exposed to some of the medical equipment that is commonly used. Patient care staff also meet with the families to answer questions and keep their minds at ease. Children and their parents are provided with coveralls, shoe covers, caps, name tags and masks so they can enter the operating room. In addition, children are given a coloring book and a cuddly teddy bear to be their safe companion during their surgery. Help bring comfort and security to some of our youngest patients by supporting the Dr. Bear Program today.