Clowns im Dienst

shs 2007

The „Clowns im Dienst“(clowns on duty) in the hospital of Reutlingen and the university hospital for paediatrics in Tübingen try to ease children’s tension before important operations and support their healing and recovery process. The clowns always play in pairs directly at a sick child’s bed. They know their condition and try to take away their fears.

Furthermore, the „Clowns im Dienst” visit old people suffering from dementia and handicapped people in their wards. They visit the old people at their beds or in the lounge, bringing relief through music, songs, and common laughter.