Children ride to surgery in a toy Maserati at Laniado
The Paediatric Department at Laniado Hospital, headed by Dr. Michael Ben-Akon, deals with a holistic response to patients' anxieties in preparation for various surgeries, tests and treatments. Recently children entering surgery were offered to ride in an electric toy Maserati to the surgery room from the Paediatric department. Instead of a stressful and frightening experience, it has become joyful and exciting.
Shlomi (5) and Yafit (7) Gabay both received ENT surgery last week and the smile on their children's faces was hard to miss. Mr Gabay said "Amazing! It's just amazing to see how such a scary event for us as parents, can turn into such an exciting and special event. Thank you so much!"
Dr. Michael Ben-Akon, added: "We see great importance in reducing anxiety in children at every stage of the clinical process. Reducing anxiety has a welcome clinical impact. Studies conducted on this subject have proven this many times. We will continue to offer creative solutions to patients, along with recruiting quality personnel and purchasing advanced equipment and supplies".