We are grateful to the members of T.L.C. and The Widow’s Sons Masonic Bikers Association Ireland for keeping us abreast of the latest developments on the Teddies for Loving Care initiative in Ireland. At a recent function held at the entrance to the Emergency Department at The Ulster Hospital, Rt Wor Bro Richard Grey handed over the 100,000th Teddy Bear to Ms Sylvia Ritchie representing the Emergency Staff at the hospital.
Teddies for Loving Care – TLC Ireland and Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association Ireland recently attended the Ulster Hospital Emergency Department to mark the donation of the 100,000th ‘TLC’ Teddy Bear’. TLC have donated teddy bears to the Emergency Departments in the Ulster, Lagan Valley & Downe hospitals over the past few years for staff to give to children or patients at their discretion. Giving a teddy bear to anyone who is distressed while in hospital will enable the medical staff to carry on with their vital work and help children and families have a more comforting experience.
The teddies were used in various ways, for the child or patient to cuddle as a reward for being brave and for staff to demonstrate what they are going to do. The teddies also act as a distraction and can provide reassurance for the child which helps, parents, guardians and siblings.
Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) is a charity supported by the Masonic Order within Ireland who donate sterile packaged teddy bears to hospital Emergency Departments in both Northern and Southern Ireland.
We were pleased to learn that The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust would like to sincerely thank TLC for their donations to date and for their continued support in donating teddy bears to our Emergency Departments.