When a patient is admitted to a hospital in Denmark, they often receive a set of patient garments to wear. Chances are that WHITEWEAR produced these garments – and we have done our utmost to ensure these patients receive the best garments with the most comfortable fit.
WHITEWEAR produces healthcare textiles and garments, following the individual wishes and demands of each customer. We can guide you to textiles in materials, fabrics, and qualities that best fit your designs and needs.
When it comes to patient apparel, fit is an essential factor to consider. After all, patients admitted to the hospital have other things to worry about than ill-fitting garments that pinch in inconvenient places.
The garments need to be produced in comfortable materials and designs. They also need to be easy to use for both your staff and your patients. Design and fashion are less important, not in the least because these garments tend to disappear.
How Patient Apparel Can Improve Patient Care
Producing patient garments is WHITEWEAR’s area of expertise. We know for a fact that the right patient apparel can make a difference for both your patients and your hospital staff.
A few years ago, the Danish Nurses Organisation (DNO) interviewed ten patients to hear about their experiences regarding patient apparel.
How Patient Apparel Helps Your Nurses
The study shows that patient apparel made it easier for the nursing staff to recognise their patients, especially when they mix with other patients or a group of relatives. High-quality patient apparel can also help to reduce the risk of infection because the garments can endure being washed at very high temperatures.
Furthermore, patient apparel is an excellent service for your patients, who never again have to worry about bringing clean clothes from home. That said, patient apparel can also contribute to anonymising patients and keep the patient locked in a patient role.
How Patient Apparel Helps Your Patients
The patients are generally content with their patient apparel, as it clearly labels them as patients. In a way, this helps them to receive and accept care. Patient apparel also strengthens the bond between individual patients, creating a sense of togetherness.
On the other hand, can patient garments also make the patients feel more ill than they might be, as the garments identify them as being hospitalised. The study showed that many of the patients who were on the mend, therefore, preferred using their own clothes.
Source: “Patient garments create and protect an identity” (in Danish)
We know which patient garments you need
The order process at WHITEWEAR is relatively straight-forward. You place an order, and we make sure the right garments land on your shelves, in precisely the qualities, sizes, and designs we agreed upon. We take care of all things practical along the way. Clean and simple, as we prefer.
Read more about patient apparel here. Contact us to hear if there is any way we can help you with patient garments for your private or general hospital.
When you work in a hospital, you know that your workwear is put through the wringer daily. That, of course, sets high demands for both the quality and functionality of your workwear. But there are also other things you need to keep in mind when ordering staff apparel for nurses and doctors.
As with any workwear, durable materials and decent construction make a difference in your workday. An active every day in a hospital needs to go by without you having to worry about your trousers being see-through or your shirt tearing on a sharp edge.
A comfortable uniform
However, durability should never come at the sacrifice of comfort. After all, you wear your uniforms for many hours and (almost) year-round. Putting on your uniform should, therefore, be a pleasant experience - not an annoying one.
Your checklist for choosing staff apparel for healthcare professionals:
1. Be wary of see-through quality fabrics
As a nurse or a doctor, you need to be able to focus on your patients, not worry about whether your undies are showing.
2. Go for practical and spacious pockets
Whether you need a lab coat, scrubs, a tunic, or a shirt; pockets are indispensable. We recommend large, deep hip pockets and a chest pocket.
3. Go for a good fit
Poorly fitting workwear can make for unhappy staff. Offering a selection of different fits enables your nurses and doctors to wear the uniform that fits them best. For an even better fit, we recommend using workwear with elastic waist or back panel. After all, the stretchy material snugly hugs the wearer's body, no matter their body shape.
4. Quality made for the healthcare industry
Your new uniforms are going to be washed repeatedly, at high temperatures. You will notice that garments specifically designed for use in the healthcare industry, can withstand the stringent hospital laundry process, leaving you with beautiful uniforms that last.
5. Choose the right sizes
Staff members come in all shapes and sizes. Make sure you have garments for them all - both existing and new staff members. If needed, we can assist you with recommendations to which sizes are commonly required.
As per usual – or something new?
For some customers, staff apparel as per usual is the way to go. For others, a few minor adjustments to standard items will do the trick. But even when you need to have developed an entirely new collection of staff apparel, based on specific demands, needs, or wishes, we can be of assistance.
No matter which solution you prefer, you are more than welcome to contact us. Naturally, we can provide you with a quotation for a specific product, but we can also act as your sounding board, should you so require.
Do you need new uniforms for the entire hospital? We can guide you to the right fabrics and qualities. We strongly recommend setting up a task force that can map the different department's needs and wishes. The task force can then weigh the various options and wishes, and find the staff apparel that best suits all needs.