Heart of England NHS Trust have come up with a new design for patient pyjamas that spares the wearer’s dignity during delicate procedures.Fed up of awkward examinations and cringe worthy catheter complications, two nurses and a surgeon from the
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Nurses Belinda Briand and Healther Gerrard and consultant urologist Mr Dev Sarmah came up with the concept for the design after seeing how both patients and hospital staff struggled with traditional NHS bed wear. Their design not only spares embarrassment, it also promises to reduce pain, infection and discomfort.
And not only that, the navy blue unisex PJs are a definite style improvement on the flimsy open-backed nighties male and female patients are usually required to wear.
The trio teamed up with work wear specialists Alexandra to bring their designs, named the ‘BGS’ after their initials, to life.
Mr Sarmah said: “After spending years grappling with the traditional pyjamas to ensure patients’ catheters flow freely, we decided to come up with a design of our own that not only solves this problem, but also preserves our patients’ dignity.
“Since trialling the pyjamas, we’ve even been able to further adapt them by working with Alexandra to replace the traditional metal press studs with plastic versions. This makes them even more practical as it means patients can still wear them to scans or X-rays and also saves us time.”
The PJs are available for NHS Trusts to purchase and the team behind them hope they will become a regular sight on wards throughout the country.