Going to the hospital is (almost) never fun, especially not for kids. In the Wilhelmina Children’s hospital around 5.000 young patients are hospitalized each year. How can we make these young patients feel more at ease and decrease anxiety and stress before, during and after surgery?
During their hospitalization kids primarily interact with doctors, nurses and their parents, all grown ups. The presence of a buddy who they can relate to could help distract patients and make them feel more at ease.