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PUBLISHED: 17:58 29 January 2012 | UPDATED: 08:39 30 January 2012

Sister Glenda Lenaghan with Uphill schoolchildren Daniel, Cerys, Reuben, Thomas and Toby and their teddy bear patients

Sister Glenda Lenaghan with Uphill schoolchildren Daniel, Cerys, Reuben, Thomas and Toby and their teddy bear patients

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POORLY teddy bears were stitched back together at Weston General Hospital this week when pupils visited the emergency department.

The Uphill Primary School kids toured the facilities and got to have a look around an ambulance when they visited as part of their emergency services topic.

Hospital staff taught the pupils basic first aid with teddy bears and brave teachers acting as patients.

Nick Gallegos, medical director for Weston Area Health Trust, said the hospital was keen to help whenever possible with educating youngsters.

He said: “Although obviously our Emergency Department is a very busy place, we are always delighted, when we can, to open our doors to our local school and help the doctors, nurses and health professionals of the future gain their first experience of a potential NHS career.”

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