To Ease Scare, Children Can Now Drive A Tesla Model S To Surgery

NOV 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

Electric cars for the service of children

Children and young people at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK can forget about problems for a moment by driving electric cars thanks to the UK Tesla Owners Group.

Peter and Sarah Crown from Dronfield recently donated the Tesla Model S toy car, which can be used to take children having operations to the operating theatres.

“Peter said: “Sarah and I are delighted that we have been able to donate the mini Tesla Model S to Sheffield Children’s and hope that the patients who use it will get as much enjoyment from it as we do driving the bigger version!”Six year old James Webb was the first to drive the mini Tesla on his way to surgery. His dad Barry said:

“James’ opportunity to drive the Tesla car to Theatre definitely added a fun and exciting element to a daunting experience, giving him something to look forward to during his wait and helping to alleviate his anxiety in the run up to his operation. He really enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend it.””

According to the article, there are more Tesla owners whodonated their mini Tesla cars to local hospitals, which is one of those small little things that makes world a better place.

Jamie Shepherd, the Theatre Manager at Sheffield Children’s, said:

“Having a surgery can be a scary time for some children but this will help to make the whole experience much more fun for them.”

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11 Comments on "To Ease Scare, Children Can Now Drive A Tesla Model S To Surgery"

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To ease scare? Perhaps “To ease fear” would be a better wording for the title.

Let’s just hope Rich Rebuilds didn’t install the battery pack for that toy Tesla. 😉


Yes that would sound much better.

Mark, maybe consider changing the working.

I hope that these hospitals do not have any play fire trucks… Oh, the mayhem when these Tesla’s by them self will smash into the poor kid just sitting in his firetruck. 😉

Just as bad is when the kid goes into surgery and his dad takes the toy Tesla for a joyride and tries out AutoPilot. 🤣

Neither of you are remotely funny.

Your sense of humor is broken. That gif is some pretty solid slapstick humor.

The firetruck joke was less funny, I rate it as a meh out of 5 stars. Neither worth an upvote nor a downvote.

I don’t click on blind links.

I guess the joke is on you.

What a lovely idea.

Best post of the thread.

Your correct it’s a lovely idea.

It’s a great idea; but they must do things differently in the UK than the US. All the times I remember prior to surgery for appendices they were prepped for surgery. Connected to an IV given a sedative through the IV moved from the bed to the gurney then up the elevator to surgery room.
Sure seems like you would be bringing a lot of germs into the surgery room; but I’m no doctor.
Poor kid might even get a DUI for driving the Tesla under the influence of drugs.

Your correct it’s not very practical but you can take a quick lap before you’re ready to be prepped for surgery.

And that way eliminating any possible DUI’S from hospital security.