Porsche Centre Bolton was recently approached by Dr Carl Oakden of the Royal Bolton Hospital, in the hope that we could help him with a simple idea to help child patients feel less anxious when travelling to theatre for surgery.
Dr Carl’s aim was to provide a distraction for children so they could think about something fun and have a smile on their face rather than getting upset as they anxiously anticipate surgery. He wanted to provide an alternative form of transport to surgery in the form of a miniature car. The idea behind this was to enable children to drive and steer themselves to surgery rather than sitting on a hospital bed.
Porsche Centre Bolton, along with a private sponsor, was blown away by this great idea and we were more than happy to help Dr Carl in his mission to ease the anxiety of little patients. We were delighted to donate a mini Porsche Cayenne to this great cause.
Steve Webb, Centre Principal commented “the benefit is huge – for the people at the hospital, the children and their parents, we are delighted to have helped them”.
Seven year old Rory was one of the first children at the hospital to try out the new wheels and said, “I went to theatre and it was really cool because I was going really quickly. Because I had to concentrate on driving I forgot about going to sleep and all the other things that happen during surgery.”
Dr Carl Oakden remarked how surgery can be pretty daunting for children, “we have seen some excellent results already and it is making a massive difference. I’m hoping it’s going to improve things greatly over the next few years”.
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