It was a morning of serious work for a group of young children from Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre who confidently deciphered PET-MRI scans, dispensed medications at a make-believe pharmacy counter and evaluated a friend’s eyesight.

Doctor for a day Hospital Land At Mount Elizabeth Novena HospitalYoung children from Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre performing a PET-MRI scan on one of their friends at the ‘Radiology’ station.

The children were invited to Hospital Land, an educational carnival by Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital designed to let children to experience different medical specialisations such as being an optometrist, radiologist and pharmacist.

Guided by facilitators, the children journeyed through five interactive booths. They were offered a fascinating glimpse into the real-life job demands of radiologists, pharmacists, and optometrists!

Doctor for a day  Hospital Land 2014Children in scrubs, taking on the role of little doctors and cleaning the wound of a patient suffering from burn injuries

Doctor for a day Mount Elizabeth Novena HospitalDressed in scrubs and taking on the role of a doctor, the children gleefully helped to clean the wound of a patient with burn injuries, under the guidance of a facilitator

To top off their visit to the hospital, the children were ushered into hospital wards where they donned hospital scrubs, and took on the role of little doctors, responding to different make-believe medical scenarios. They even learnt about the anatomy of a heart and how a bypass surgery works under the guidance of Dr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospitals.

Hospital Land Carnival At Mount Elizabeth Novena HospitalDr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospitals teaching the children about the anatomy of the heart

‘Hospital Land’ is a pre-registered public event organised for children aged 4 to 10 years old. For more updates on the next ‘Hospital Land’ Carnival, follow them on their Facebook Page.

Photos courtesy of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Doctor for A Day App Now Available!

Doctor for a Day App

Following the overwhelming response for ‘Doctor for a Day‘ programme where children role-play as doctors, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital now extends the make-believe experience beyond its wards, with the launch of ‘Doctor For A Day‘ App, available for download on iOS and Android tablets.

Recommended for children aged 4 to 8, this is Singapore’s first-of-its-kind FREE edutainment application by a healthcare provider where a child win real prizes through app play:-

  • Points earned will allow for PHYSICAL doctor’s toys to be exchanged at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • Golden Tickets will be released from time to time, inviting the lucky ones to the exclusive ‘Doctor for a Day’ programme at the hospital – where children role-play as little doctors, saving patients in make-believe medical scenarios in the Accident & Emergency Room and Operating Theatres

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway Pantai Group’s new hospital in the heart of Singapore’s premier medical hub in Novena opened in July 2012. The modern 333 single-bedded room hospital sets new benchmarks for quality healthcare to reinforce Singapore’s reputation for delivering world-class medical services to both local and foreign patients.

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