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Cancer treatment can be an emotional and challenging time and there have been several studies outlining that the sense of losing privacy and dignity is among the significant challenges patients face.
Other issues reported by patients include a loss of identity during treatment, feeling like ‘one of a number’, and body-image worries due to the side effects of aggressive cancer treatment, such as hair loss or surgical changes to the body.
At Nova we aim to provide the very best care, and have sought to address concerns around dignity and privacy. One way we have done this is to incorporate the new ‘Radiant Wrap’ hospital gown for breast cancer patients:
At Nova, we provide breast cancer patients with bespoke hospital gowns, which have been found to improve patients’ privacy and dignity compared to standard hospital gowns.
The new ‘Radiant Wrap’ treatment gown:
The new gown was designed by a patient who underwent cancer treatment and found the standard hospital gown to be ill-fitting and uncomfortable.
Trials of the gowns proved so popular we now give them as a gift to patients at the start of their journey and they are worn for the duration of their treatment, ensuring they can be worn for any future follow up appointments and examinations.
We’re constantly looking at ways to improve our service for patients.
On the back of the success of the Radiant Wraps gowns, we now also provide:
At Nova we go above and beyond not only to provide high quality clinical care, but also to understand the emotional challenges our patients might be going through.
We identify issues and challenges that patients face, and we work hard to improve elements of care, or the way we work as a team, to ensure our patients have the best possible experience during such a challenging time.