14 Oct 2022

Calming kids fears around having operations

From Nights, 10:17 pm on 14 October 2022

Children can be understandably anxious before heading to hospital or having an operation, but a new campaign is looking to quell any concerns kids might have.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is aiming to inform parents and caregivers — as well as children —  about the vital role anaesthetists play in keeping kids safe and pain-free during their operation. New Zealand's anaesthetists are among the most highly trained specialist doctors on the planet.

Dr Dean Frear, clinical director for Starship Anaesthesia in Auckland, joins the show to discuss.

Child in hospital bed

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