19 children from the district spent their afternoon in the clinic on tuesday. But not as patients – no, they took part in the first event of the vacation program.
Nurse doris krappmann and secretary pia stohr guided the five- to 15-year-olds through the rooms of the hospital for an hour and a half.
There was a lot to discover: after the funeral, the tour started in the basement. There the children could peek into the rough toilet of the hospital. A chef also took a moment to show the children the huge pots, ladles and whisks that are used every day to cook for the up to 240 patients each day.
Children got to know basement
It went on to the storeroom, where boxes were everywhere. "Everything that is needed in a hospital is stored here. Needles, syringes, patches – we have 5000 items down here", explained johanna fuchs, the store manager, and gave the children a pack of sprayers – without canulas, of course – to take home.
The third station in the basement was the laundry. "Here all used beds are cleaned and freshly made", sister doris said, as she led the children further into the room.
The children were amazed at the dryer and the mangle for the bedclothes because of their enormous coarseness. After that, they marched up the stairs to the first floor. Here the nurse, sebastian tremel, was already waiting for the group with his helpers in the emergency room.
"Who liked to be plastered?", he buried the children. Immediately the first volunteer patients sat on the couch and loved to bandage their arms, head and legs.