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“Hospital daze”

   

Description from Chicky Red-haired Grammy: The private hospitals in London are all under one umbrella corporation, thus all having the same colours throughout the hospitals - lavender/purple and builder beige. The first time I was admitted, I was offered a beautiful lavender PAPER gown and purple PAPER bathrobe. Unfortunately, the gown cloth versions were (and still are) the ugly unisex white with blue mini-design as are seen in every hospital in the world with a navy blue bathrobe (again unisex and SO unflattering) bathrobe. Why patients cannot have reasonably fitting bedclothes is beyond me. Very demeaning but perhaps I have found a new career when we leave London?!

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I work in a hospital. Unfortunately I could tell you about even more things that make the patient feel like a piece of… something. too bad it has to be that way. And of course, someone is getting rich from your discomfort. Even if you design a better hospital gown, nobody would buy it unless you can undercut what’s out there. This is lovely color!

  2. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    The paper gowns WERE a lovely colour. Rather elegant and sophisticated but paper, which does not easily bend nor conform to a body shape. In all fairness, I do believe these garments are used for patients going into surgery; the garments are then discarded after surgery and the patient inserted back into the blue and white combo. Perhaps I shall do a pick on just exactly how the patient is made to feel like a piece of *&%$££@*! Lots of brown, don’t you think?

  3. Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Love this pick and the lavender is special! But, I have seen mostly blue paper gowns so lavender color is much more stylish to me! Ha!

  4. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Loved the colour but comfort…?!

  5. Deco Chick Elaine
    Deco Chick Elaine says:

    Pretty pick – even if it was paper, lol :>) I think the cloth gowns should be in various colors instead of just one – of course, that would probably mean that men would have to wear pink ones sometimes, ha ha…

  6. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Beautiful pick…sorry what you had to endure that inspired the pick. I spent two week long stints this past year in hospital and I can relate (to the made to feel like &*(^. ) I think every hospital administrator who does the buying/budget cutting should have to spend at least 2 weeks a year to see how it really feels. ahhh, revenge.

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    franny says:

    so sorry you’ve been on the hospital roundabout & hope you are recuperating well – your creativity is shining thru. with this lovely pick of mauve haze! hmm… about your inspired project: I had the same idea (for the same reasons) when a stint in hospital combined with TV viewing of Australian Fashion Week parades & Circe de Soleil (while being medicated with very strong painkillers) convinced me that our top designers would jump at the opportunuty & publicity to design hospital gowns – modelled of course by lank-haired rake-thin junkies wheeling their own catheter tube stands & Gay Mardi Gras dancing boys twirling to the flashing lights & sirens of the ambulances! – it all seemed perfectly rational to me at the time & with the added possibility of being a hospital fund-raiser attended by the well-heeled & benevolent! LOL now! but its yours , if you want it !!

  8. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    LOL. You are too funny Franny. Love the colors in this.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful pick!

  10. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Now if we can get hospitals to put all the profits they make on the outrageous price they charge for an aspirin towards so more fashionable and comfortable gowns and robes, perhaps we would all look as lovely as this pick! Beautiful!

  11. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Ah, Franny, the images you created are slendiforous!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Franny, I love you!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ladies, don’t you think we have enough design power and creativity to get the job done? I think a piece of jewelry for every female would also do wonders for healing.

  14. Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Becky has done your pick justice, Franny. Becky has said my sentiment better than I could. I work in a hospital system and am sick of feeling budget cuts while hearing about our brand. The patients come first seems to be words only at times. Actually, I do feel for any one that has a stay in a hospital. We had to stay with our Mom in her recent visit to the hospital to make sure she was not overlooked. Hospital stays reguire an advocate. Donna

  15. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Not the worst aspect of the stay but close to the top is the aggravation caused by the billing office representative insisting that a form be signed to ensure payment. This generally occurs just after one has finally been admitted and allowed to sink in relative comfort into bed. Difficult to argue when one is unable to speak a complete sentence without stopping for breath several times during that sentence!

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