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New patient gown design unveiled by health minister

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Let's see how good these wonder-gowns look after a few encounters with the infamous hospital "laundry-service!" A few dozen passes through their tender ministrations and I bet the current "spin" will seem somewhat ironic. I can hear it now... "We've got 20 backs but no fronts..." or "All of these press-stud fastenings are duff... pass the Micropore please!" I apologise profusely for playing the "Doubting Thomas" role (and I actually hope these new gowns prove their worth) but I suspect this is just another "good in theory - but impractical" waste of money that would have been better diverted to more deserving causes. Let's all, now, mark it in our diaries and revisit this subject - via the NT website - in roughly one year's time (April 1st 2011 seems an extraordinarily apposite date for this to occur) and (with the benefit of 20/20 vision) see how much it has impacted patient care and whether it was actually worth all the R&D and hype.

Posted date

23 March, 2010

Posted time

3:52 pm

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