22 August 2019
The Queensland Children’s Hospital is this week celebrating 20 years of the Clown Doctors turning frowns upside down for sick and injured Queensland children.
Through their regular ward rounds, the Clown Doctors parody the hospital routine, offering a much-appreciated respite from daily hospital life for children, families and staff.
Funded by not-for-profit organisation, The Humour Foundation, Clown Doctors – Dr Kerfuffle, Dr O’Dear, Dr Wobble, Dr 2 Shoes, Dr Bubbly and Dr Nincompoop – conduct their ‘clown rounds’ at the Queensland Children’s Hospital four days a week.
Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive Frank Tracey said the Clown Doctors are a very special part of the care provided at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
“Engaging with a Clown Doctor can be welcome distraction and gives children and their families a chance to laugh and forget about their troubles for a while.
“On behalf of Children’s Health Queensland and the children and families we serve, I would like to thank The Humour Foundation and the Clown Doctors for being a part of our healthcare team and we wish them a very happy 20th birthday,” Mr Tracey said.
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