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Children’s NHS Gowns Upgraded with the Help of Hook and Loop Fasteners

posted on 27 March 2013 | posted in News

Velcro or similar hook and loop fasteners are commonly used in a hospital setting for the likes of blood pressure cuffs or wrist supports and its benefits to the medical profession are being proven again today with the launch of some modernised gowns for young patients.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital has unveiled a range of two-piece karate suit-style outfits designed by Fashion at Work. The new Dignity Giving Suits, complete with short-sleeved tops and cut-off trousers, will replace the uncomfortable, backless robes traditionally found in hospitals. The new suits are made out of a comfortable, warm and hard-wearing fabric and have been designed to ensure a patient’s dignity is upheld at every stage of care, whilst providing quick and easy access for their procedure and any follow-up.

The gowns, which come in eight sizes to fit babies up to teenagers and adults, are joined with hook and loop fasteners and the top is reversible so the outfit can be used in every possible scenario in theatre and post-operative care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital will replace its stock of 2,000 gowns with the Dignity Giving Suits from next month and the design is currently being adapted for the adult market and is likely to be rolled out to hospitals across the country later this year.

For more information, take a look at the full article here.


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