"Don't forget the big guys!"

About: Broome Health Campus Royal Perth Hospital

(as the patient),

I have had to go to hospital a few times recently and I have the same problem each time. I am extremely tall and find it difficult to find or buy pyjamas that are big enough. The biggest I could find is 2XL and I am a 4XL. Every time I go to hospital they don't have pyjamas that are big enough for me. There are a lot of big guys out here in Broome who work for the mines, etc., so I mustn't be the only one. 

They don't have to have many, just a few for those of us who are bigger guys. I have had to wear a gown front and back and it is embarrassing. I still feel embarrassed now. 

If nothing else, I hope my story saves another big guy from experiencing the same embarrassment. 

Responses

Response from Donna Hindmarsh, Regional Nursing and Midwifery Director - Kimberley, Kimberley, WA Country Health Service 2 years ago
We have made a change
Donna Hindmarsh
Regional Nursing and Midwifery Director - Kimberley, Kimberley,
WA Country Health Service
Submitted on 01/02/2018 at 13:32
Published on Care Opinion at 14:13


Dear Hospital pyjamas,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I would like to apologise for any embarrassment that you felt in the time you were with us in Broome Hospital. We appreciate your request for change in the future and have set about addressing the issue. As a result of the story you relayed to us, we are ordering larger size pyjamas which should arrive in the next few weeks. Should you need to visit Broome Hospital in the future we will have the appropriately sized pyjamas which I'm sure will be appreciated with other patients in the same position.

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention and sharing your story on Patient Opinion. We appreciate your feedback as it helps up to improve the patient journey for future patients facing the same situation.

Kind regards,

Donna Hindmarsh

A/Operations Manager

Broome Hospital

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Response from Rachele Ferrari, Operations Manager, Broome Hospital, WACHS Kimberley 2 years ago
We are preparing to make a change
Rachele Ferrari
Operations Manager, Broome Hospital,
WACHS Kimberley
Submitted on 02/02/2018 at 14:26
Published on Care Opinion at 14:56


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Dear Hospital pyjamas,

Thanks for your feedback about your experience at Broome Hospital, we have also made a change at Derby Hospital.

We checked the sizes of patient gowns we stock at Derby Hospital and also found we needed larger sizes to ensure we cater for all inpatients.

The laundry is ordering larger sizes and like Broome, we expect our supplies will arrive by mid to late February.

Thank you for your story. Patient feedback like this helps us to improve our services.

Kind regards,

Rachele Humbert

Operations Manager | Derby and Fitzroy Valley Health Service

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Response from Aresh Anwar, Executive Director, Royal Perth Bentley Group 2 years ago
We have made a change
Aresh Anwar
Executive Director,
Royal Perth Bentley Group

I am a doctor and my job at Royal Perth and Bentley Hospitals is to help co-ordinate all the elements of the hospital to ensure patients get the best clinical outcomes and experience

Submitted on 12/07/2018 at 10:29
Published on Care Opinion at 10:33


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Dear Hospital pyjamas,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience relating to the use of hospital pyjamas and gowns at Royal Perth Hospital.

I apologise for the time it has taken for me to respond to your original post. Following your feedback, we have actively been trying to find a solution and I am pleased to say that we have just placed an order for pyjamas in extra-large sizes from our linen supplier.

Thank you once again for helping us improve the services we provide to our patients.

Regards

Dr Aresh Anwar

Executive Director

Royal Perth Bentley Group

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