Toy hospital to run special 24-hour service over Christmas

Clinic for injured dolls and teddies in Italy ready for festive season repairs


A toy hospital in Naples, Italy, will be running a 24-hour clinic for injured toys over the Christmas period, reports


The toy hospital as been operating since 1899, and is said to run like a real hospital, with a walk-in casualty department, wards and even ‘doctors’ in white coats!

“It can ruin a whole holiday when a new doll or a teddy gets broken so we are here to patch them together again all through Christmas,” said a toy clinic spokesman.

“We have spares for every doll ever made and so very complicated transplants are possible for us.”


According to, there’s currently a waiting list. So, it really is just like a proper clinic then!

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