[ Media Invite ]
Join us for an exciting educational journey, where children get to dress up and roleplay as Orthopaedic doctors. Your child will experience performing bone surgery in an Operating Theatre setting and learn to bandage knees in an Emergency Room, among other medical activities.
That was Parkway East Hospital “Doctor for a Day”s invitation. How can we reject something so unique!
You know the rest of the story. SengkangBabies (we sent three interns) enjoyed themselves at Parkway East Hospital. Heh, even the baby mannequin is full of smiles 🙂
Every season, “Doctor for a Day” specialise in a certain discipline. Last Month, it was Orthopaedic(bone). But the junior participants will get to learn about various traits of a good doctor and nurse.
The first task is to emphasize the importance of being hygenic. Kids learn how to disinfect and scrub their hands thoroughly. To look professional, everyone is issued uniform, facemask and shower cap.
They “yellow” interns look so adorable!
Besides engaging the kids in edutainment, Parkway East Hospital is also giving back to the community. For every teddy bear purchased, Parkway East Hospital will contribute to a fund which hopes to subsidise the fees for 15 elderly folks to change the kneecap.
Balloons, photography and a few activities are keeping the kids busy at ground level. But the real action is on the fifth floor.
General Practitioner – kids orientate themselves with the use of the thermometer and stethoscope. Hello, do you know where is your heart?
They learn how to stick a plaster here, and wrap a bandage there.
The setup and poster reminds us of Kidzania (click for our Kidzanina Kuala Lumpur experience), but Parkway East Hospital’s “Doctor for a Day” is more realistic. We are in a real Hospital!
Feeding the babies, changing the diapers, making them burp, singing a lullaby, and selfie with the “babies”. You can hear bemused parents giggling and laughing outside Nursing room.
– “so cute”
– “aiyoh how come baby upside down”
– “Ah boy Ah girl come, let Daddy/Mummy take one photo”
A hive of activities on the fifth floor corridor, and parents are as excited as the kids.
At the A&E (Accident and Emergency) department, everyone Hands-Up when Doctor ask who wants to SHOCK the patient! They must have pickup the skills (rubbing the plates) from Mediacorp.
1, 2, 3 Clear. Shock!
Kids love the Operating Theater as they get to screw the metal plate onto the patient’s arms (eeeew gloss!). Actually, they need to stablise the limb, so that the bones and muscle tissues can recover faster.
Our patient was involved in a drink-driving accident but why are SengkangBabies so happy with the screwdrivers! Daddy offered a silent prayer for the injured mannequin.
Video : Little Doctors and Nurses working hard
Each batch of interns will go for their X-Ray (graduation photo shoot) and collect their certificates. Daddy and Mummy is definitely in good hands
as long as the kids keep their syringe out of sight as we trust Parkway East Hospital’s expertise 🙂
Everyone can keep a magnet of their photos too.
More photo opportunities.
How do we know Sengkangbabies enjoy their internship (Doctor for a Day) at Parkway East Hospital? Boon Kang refused to remove his Hospital gear on the way home!
Thank you Parkway East Hospital for hosting us. Everyone know more about their “Doctors and Nurses” and it was really an entertaining way to learn.
Connect with Parkway East Hospital (Fanpage) for the latest events and activities. We heard “Doctor for a Day” was fully booked within 3 hours ! (checkout the photos here)
Hint : Pop by Parkway East Hospital Fanpage, test your bandage skill and stand to win 1 night stay at Amara Sanctuary Resort
You can find more internship photos (fun and cute) on our Fanpage album.