Different colours of Nursing Uniforms in the National Health Service
Going into hospital for any type of treatment can be a daunting prospect at the best of times but then having to lie in a strange bed while Doctors and Nurses come scuttling past you muttering words you don’t understand in strange Uniforms that you don’t recognise makes it an even more stressful situation. Carrying clipboards and pushing medicine trollies, checking your temperature and blood pressure readings, a gaggle of Nurses in different colour tunics come in and out of your Ward and you have no idea what’s going on!
Specialist Staff that deal with the most poorly patients will not only wear a smart, dark blue tunic trimmed with white piping, a plain pair of slacks, flat black lace up shoes but will have a facemask covering their mouths and noses supplied by a Respilon Manufacturer or other supplier to help eliminate the spread of germs. If you need a blood test taken that is performed by a qualified Phlebotomist who will be wearing a light-grey tunic with a Chinese style collar. The Chief Nurse will have on a bright-red tunic trimmed with white and the Matron will wear an almost black tunic with red piping.
Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists usually wear a white tunic trimmed with blue piping but whichever member of the Hospital Team comes to see you they will always be calm, professional, kind and reassuring. Put yourself into their gentle, healing care, listen carefully to any advice and focus on getting well and going home fully recovered.