Clown Doctors – The Humour Foundation
As a founding partner, CommBank has been proudly supporting the Clown Doctors since 1999.
The Humour Foundation provides the Clown Doctors program at no cost to 23 hospitals across Australia and one children’s palliative care facility.
Clown Doctors are medical clowns – highly trained, professional performers who spread ‘doses’ of fun and laughter throughout hospitals, working to uplift thousands of sick kids.
By parodying the hospital routine with jokes, songs, music and play, Clown Doctors engage kids at their bedside - helping them to adapt to hospital life. They work in partnership with medical professionals to divert children during painful procedures, calm and distract in emergency, encourage and assist during occupational therapy and physiotherapy and improve the quality of life of some of the most vulnerable members of our community; sick and injured kids.