This  Sunday April 29th children are invited to the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee to learn about what happens in a hospital, who works there and what Teddy Doctors do to help sick Teddy feel better. The event is organised by IT Tralee, Bons Secours Hospital Tralee and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. IT Tralee students will work alongside Bons Secours hospital staff on the day over two sessions 10am-12pm and 2pm to 4pm. Dr. Eilish Broderick of IT Tralee explained “the idea behind the event is to help children feel more comfortable around doctors and hospitals. Teddy will be treated at a number of stations created to mirror aspects of a real hospital”. This is the first year this event is held in Tralee but it is hoped that it will become an annual event with the aim to treat all sick teddies in Kerry.Speaking at the launch of the Teddy Bear Hospital, Dr Orlaith Brennan of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland said ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for our International Medical and Pharmacy Commencement Programme students, based in IT Tralee, to engage with the local community, and it provides a valuable learning experience for all. It is a fantastic community outreach event which promotes a healthy lifestyle and preventative medicine in an educational and fun way, and we are delighted to be involved.’Tickets for the event are free but limited and required for entry and can be booked via