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New gowns a success

Jon Pither, director of PML, and Freya Hardaker modelling the EchoVest. Picture by Ed Bagnall.

Jon Pither, director of PML, and Freya Hardaker modelling the EchoVest. Picture by Ed Bagnall.

A Cramlington company is helping distribution an innovative new product which helps protect patients’ dignity while undergoing tests in hospital.

Physiological Measurements Ltd (PML), which also has a base at Blyth Community Hospital, has distributed more than 20,000 EchoVests to hospitals, GP surgeries and medical providers around the UK.

The specially designed vests can be used by any patient, whether it be for religious reasons or just to protect the modesty of women or the elderly.

PML director Jon Pither said: “The EchoVest maintains dignity for the patients but also the staff conducting the tests, this leads to a better testing environment and a positive experience for the patient.”

He added: “It defeats embarrassing exposure for patients and healthcare providers and has proved to be a successful alternative to traditional gowns and towels.

“We are very proud to be able to offer this to hospitals and make difference to so many people in their experience of undergoing these tests.”

 

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