Wearing appropriate clothing in the workplace is particularly important when it comes to Residential Care Homes. It sounds obvious, but ensuring that your staff are comfortable, look smart and are easily identifiable is as important for your staff as it is for your residents.
All healthcare garments should be able to withstand industrial washing for infection control purposes and incorporate special features for wearer comfort and flexibility such as action back pleats. You may also want to consider specifying a fabric such as Flexi Stretch which has more ‘give’ than some more rigid fabrics. Lightweight tunic fabric options which are cooler are typically around 140gsm whereas standard fabric weights are 195gsm to 220gsm, so it’s worth considering this when choosing tunics and dresses for your staff. It’s also worth checking that the fabrics used have been independently tested to ensure that they meet the rigours of the role and can withstand a minimum of 2 years normal wear.
Meltemi are specialists with over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of uniforms for healthcare and administration. We are a key provider to the NHS, Residential Care Homes and the Private Healthcare sector.
We offer a great selection of healthcare tunic designs and styles from stock. We offer a sampling service so that you and your team can review the quality, colours and styles of garments and a comprehensive logo embroidery service to increase identity.