Get a quick overview of your options before you order new patient apparel or workwear for your employees.
During a busy shift, your healthcare staff should not need to worry about their uniforms. Workwear needs to be pleasant to wear and should support your staff in their tasks. WHITEWEAR is your expert in healthcare textiles, and we know just what you need. Here is an overview for you.
We divide staff apparel into two main groups: uniforms for nurses and doctors, and those used in nursing homes and home care. We know from experience that, while there are many similarities, the daily routines differ in such a way that they influence the choice of workwear differently.
Uniforms for Nursing Homes and Home Care
Staff apparel in retirement homes, nursing homes and home care differ from place to place. However, we can identify a few common denominators that you should keep in mind when ordering new staff apparel for your personnel.
The garments need to be practical to wear, achieve maximum freedom of movement, and not get in the way during the many daily tasks. Go for high-quality, durable materials that can tolerate frequent use and washing. Furthermore, we recommend you offer your personnel the possibility to wear layers. That way, they can quickly adapt to the weather.
More examples of things to keep in mind when you choose workwear for the healthcare sector in our blog: Three things you need to keep in mind when you buy staff apparel for the healthcare sector.
Uniforms for Nurses and Doctors
Workwear for nursing staff and doctors need to be comfortable to wear – here, design and fit mean a great deal. But do not underestimate the importance of fabric quality. After all, your personnel will be non-too pleased with see-through uniforms, or workwear that easily tears after getting caught on a sharp corner.
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, as commonly used in Danish hospitals.
Read more about staff apparel for hospital staff and our five tips for finding the best uniforms in our blog: 5 tips for finding the best uniforms for nurses and doctors.
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 and be durable enough to resist a hospital laundry service's stringent washing procedures. Design and fashion are of lesser importance, not in the least because these garments tend to disappear.
Furthermore, research shows that your choice of patient apparel can positively affect your patient's willingness to accept care. Patient apparel thus helps support the professional relationship between the patients and your personnel.
Read more about patient apparel and the physiological factors to consider in our blog: Patient Apparel for Hospitals.
Patient apparel has been a staple in WHITEWEAR's product range from the very beginning. Danish TV Midtvest interviewed us about this, in September 2020. View the interview here (in Danish)
We Can Help You with Any Apparel Used in the Healthcare Industry
At WHITEWEAR, we are in full control of the entire process. You place an order, after which we take care of the rest, ultimately making use that you receive the right products in the agreed-upon qualities, sizes, and designs.
Read more about our products and contact us to hear more about the possibilities.