Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to operating room

Source:Reuters Published: 2017/9/20 19:28:39

A children's hospital in the US city of San Diego, California 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, the state's largest children's hospital, are actually operated by a nurse or a doctor.

The free rides are part of a new program 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.

Now in its 27th year, the charity drive representing 15 different law enforcement agencies.

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

Reuters

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