The following services were initiated by the Stiftung Chance and later assumed by Zurich Children’s Hospital. Since then they have been financed by the Hospital directly.

Simulation training mannequins

Simulation training is routine for pilots and also for Swiss medical professionals. In an emergency it is vital that teams work together with the utmost efficiency. Realistic simulations can be enacted using mannequins, to enable doctors and nurses gaining routine in emergency scenarios. The advantage of simulation training is the ability to practise on "puppet" patients without putting "real" patients at risk.
Stiftung Chance financend several simulation training mannequins in different sizes.

Picture book for siblings

When a child needs to be treated at the intensive care unit, also its siblings are affected. Our picture book will help prepare them for their visit at the ICU. Siblings will learn i.e. that critically ill children are ventilated and therefore cannot speak. All information is embedded in a story suitable for small children. Looking at the pictures together with an adult helps to cope with the crisis situation.
The picture book “Lara visits her brother at the intensive care unit” was co-financed by Stiftung Chance.


Children and young people with congenital heart defects or severe cardiac diseases often require medical treatment over the course of many years. Through our child and youth psychiatrist, Phaedra Lehmann, parents and children have a contact person who can help them to work through the difficult experiences that come with severe illness.

Notebook diary for parents

The handy notebook is a present for parents whose child is being cared for in the intensive care unit or in the neonatology department of the Kinderspital. Everything important that is easily forgotten or should be at hand quickly can be recorded in it, such as important telephone numbers, data on the medical history, entries on the daily routine, but also thoughts, questions and wishes. A contemporary document that can be accessed at any time.
Stiftung Chance has financed the conception, design and printing.

Kinesthetics or Infant Handling

Touch and movement form an extremely important part of nursing. Certain feeding, physiotherapy and mobilization techniques can all contribute to the rehabilitation of young children.
Training of nurses in this field is possible thanks to the Stiftung Chance.

Intensive long-term care

Children who require long term assistance with breathing, feeding or medical treatment are primarily cared for in the Intermediate Care Unit (IMC) of Zurich Children’s Hospital, where all efforts are made to give them a normal daily routine.
Stiftung Chance co-financed the building of the Intermediate Care Station IMC.

Parent's room and waiting areas

Anyone who is critically ill or caring for a sick family member wants to be able to retreat to a suitable waiting area. 
Stiftung Chance has supported the set-up and decoration of the parent's room in the neonatology department and the waiting areas.