The “Dress Well” project covers three categories of inpatient clothing at the HKCH, including regular pyjamas, pyjama tops for intravenous therapy, and jackets. Different color tones are adopted for male and female patients, and there are different patterns for young children and teenagers.
Taking paediatric patients’ special needs into consideration, the designs combine visual appeal, comfort and functionality. The cheerful design, alongside the home-like environment of the hospital, should help reduce anxiety and add some joy to uplift the healing experience of paediatric patients.
Silhouettes of familiar Disney characters are hidden among colorful, nature-inspired patterns to instill doses of treasure-hunting fun. Besides using fabric with higher cotton content for a softer touch and to reduce irritation, there are side openings on the pyjama tops for patients undergoing intravenous therapy, for more body coverage and respect while facilitating clinical care.