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Hospital staff uniforms go on show

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An exhibition of nurse and hospital staff uniforms has been launched by an 87-year-old patient at Homerton Hospital NHS Trust

An exhibition of nurse and hospital staff uniforms has been launched by an 87-year-old patient at Homerton Hospital NHS Trust.

Ex-fashion designer Leila Abrahams created the exhibition, ‘Worn to Work’, after being an inpatient at the trust earlier this year.

She found it difficult to tell staff apart so she painted 21 uniform styles, ranging from nurses (pictured) to security guards.

‘I hope the portraits help other patients recognise different staff,’ she said, ‘so that we stop asking the matron for a bedpan and the domestic to change our dressings.’

Jennie Negus, deputy director of nursing at the trust, said: ‘It can be difficult at a glance to tell the roles of staff by their uniforms.’

The exhibition will remain on display until 2008.

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