Send In The Clowns is an intimate look into the lives of the people who work as Clown Doctors and Elder Clowns, and the people they care for.
We meet Doctors and Nurses and healthcare professionals. They were all skeptics once, now they ask Clown Doctors to attend special procedures, anything likely to be painful and protracted because they know a Clown Doctor helps.
For kids with chronic illness, the Clowns make hospital a brighter place. For kids who frequently come to hospital for ongoing treatment, hospital becomes less scary.
Hospitals with Clown Doctors report they use less painkillers, that healing times are faster, difficult procedures are easier. Elder Clowns prove that laughter is the best medicine in aged care facilities, with nursing homes reporting an increase in happiness and health of their residents.
Our program is a blend of strong narratives of intensely emotional stories and personal journeys about illness, and pain, tears, and about celebrating the end of life.