Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Original Healing Threads

I'm sure many of us have heard about complaints of hospital garments being too plain, too uniform-like and at times, uncomfortable. Maybe not first-hand on hearing; but if you've noticed when watching television dramas especially those from Hong Kong and Taiwan, some of these more or less have scenes taken in the hospital, whereby some snobbish patient grumbles about the hospital clothes worn.

The healthcare profession ultimately emphasizes on fulfilling care plans, acheiving treatment goals, and improving patient's quality of life. Despite that, many a time, the patient's needs are not fully addressed. In the in-patient hospital setting, majority of the patients are bed-bound with severe, mostly end-stage diseases, and terminal illnesses. Due to physical suffering and pain, the patient will not need more discomfort with regards to his or her attire.

The Original Healing Threads Casual is a specially designed hospital gown that loosely fits the wearer, providing maximum comfort and ease of movements. Made from micro-fiber, the gown comes in seven different colours, ranges in sizes from XS to 3XL, and is suitable for both men and women. It is easy to wear, with a hook and hoop closure at the back. It is also flexible in terms that the wearer can either have it long-sleeved or mid-sleeved. Catering for wearers from all walks of life, it needs no special care and can therefore be washed and dried in the wearer's own home.

This gown is one of the garments designed by three sisters, Peg, Patty and Claire. From what I read on the About Us page, two of the sisters suffered from cancer, and one of them had passed away because of it. With first-hand experience of terminal illness treatment and hospital stays, they resolved to improve a patient's comfort, and thus designed hospital garments that serve to restore individuality as well as dignity to the wearer. From there, Spirited Sisters Inc. started out and eventually, Healing Hands was developed.

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