Devon Freemasons give teddy bears to NDDH children’s ward

The Northern Devon Healthcare Trust was delighted to receive 150 teddy bears from the Freemasons. The teddy bears are given to children coming into the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) and the children’s ward at North Devon District Hospital.

The Freemasons in Devon have given an unlimited supply of teddy bears to the Trust for staff to give to children.

The teddies will be used in various ways, for the child or patient to cuddle as a reward for being brave and for staff to demonstrate what they are going to do. The teddies also act as a distraction and can provide reassurance for the child which helps, parents, guardians and siblings.

Any child which would like a teddy bear only has to ask.

Chief Executive Jac Kelly said “We are extremely grateful to the Devon Freemasons. It is a simple idea, but extremely effective and much appreciated”.

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Last updated: March 6, 2018