Beat the summer heat: Short-sleeved t-shirts for patients make hospital wards ‘cool’!

 In Cancer, Clothing, Diabetes

It’s hot!! Sweltering summer temperatures across Europe and the States mean we are all opting for short-sleeved tops and natural fabrics to try to stay cool.  But spare a thought for patients dressed in polyester hospital gowns on wards where the air-conditioning system is struggling and the windows don’t open very far on top of the fact that ill-health and medications are already playing havoc with their bodies’ ability to regulate hot and cold flushes. I remember it well. It’s not nice. At all.

Just in the nick of time therefore, we are delighted that our manufacturer has delivered our new short-sleeved t-shirts to our warehouse and can start fulfilling orders straightaway!!  

Just like our long-sleeved version, the t-shirts are made in our super soft, natural jersey fabric and have a v-neckline which is much more comfortable to wear in bed than a round neck. They also open at the front and along both arms making dressing with IV lines, drains and monitors possible, have a chest pocket and are available in navy blue or soft grey. The women’s version is also available in dusky pink and all have a pretty contrast bias to add an elegant touch. 

 

To keep things simple, we decided not to include a side-opening on the short-sleeved tops but instead made the top reversible with a v-neckline at the back so that it can be gently placed onto an immobile patient enabling them to also feel properly dressed, as well as providing two dressing styles for able bodied patients. 

 We’ve been wearing the early prototypes of these tops to our meetings with nurses and patient groups recently in an effort to stay cool ourselves and we and have loved all the positive reaction.  We are so excited to finally have them up on our webshop and available to purchase so that hopefully, at last, patients can feel a little ‘cooler’ in hospital.

 

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INGA Wellbeing has closed

INGA WELLBEING CLOSED IN DECEMBER 2019 BUT ITS’ DESIGNS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Thank you for visiting our website.  After three and a half years of trading, we took the difficult decision to close our doors in December 2019.  Thank you to all who shared our commitment to improving patient wellbeing with adapted clothing suited to the realities of medical treatment. Together we achieved so much – please view our three minutes of memories here.

  • If would like to purchase some of our clothing, we encourage you to contact AnnaDane Wellness, based in Texas USA.
  • If you are a company or charity that is interested in producing our patient clothing, we have decided to offer our award-winning designs for free. You can use them as they are, or as the basis of your own collection. Please contact Claire Robinson at claireingawellbeing@google.com, if you would like to know more.
  • If you are a hospital that would like to offer your patients an improved experience and improve their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, our institutional collection is being further developed and tested by a Dutch university hospital and we would be delighted to put you in touch with them. Please contact Nikla Lancksweert at niklaingawellbeing@google.com

We wish you all the very best for the future,

The INGA Wellbeing team:

Claire, Nikla, Fiona and Christine