LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) – Going to the hospital is usually a scary expertise for a kid, particularly if they’re needing surgical procedure.
The Le Mars Police Division, and the Metropolis’s Fireplace and Rescue division hope to make that a bit of bit simpler.
The departments donated a set of energy wheel vehicles to Floyd Valley Healthcare.
Pediatric sufferers will be capable to use the vehicles to experience into the surgical procedure division to cut back a few of the nervousness the kids expertise earlier than heading into surgical procedure.
Hospital officers say they hope it will assist make the second much less fearful and enjoyable for each the kids and the mother and father.
The vehicles are battery powered, and are managed by distant management, so hospital employees can function them.
“We all know its going for use primarily in our surgical procedure division however like i stated in our inpatient enviornment when now we have pediatric sufferers within the hospital they may be capable to use it there we even have a really energetic pediatric remedy division that features speech remedy, occupational remedy, and bodily remedy and we all know this will probably be utilized in these departments as effectively,” stated Lorrie Mortensen, Director of Affected person Care
Mortensen provides each of the ability wheels look similar to the actual police vehicles and hearth vehicles… full with decals, lights and even a siren.
“31 of us truly all pulled cash out of their very own pockets we didn’t use town finances or any of our personal donations that we obtain from the general public that we use for our personal objects it was truly from the firefighters themselves and as quickly as i discussed it in a gathering everyone was within the pocket and handing out cash to supply this so it simply reveals what sort of individuals now we have right here in Le Mars,” stated David Schipper, Le Mars Fireplace Chief
Police Chief Justin Daale says they used cash out of their very own pockets, and jumped on the probability to assist the children.