måndag 7 april 2008

Burqa-style gown for Muslim patients

Two hospitals in northwest England have introduced new surgical gowns modeled on the Burqa, allowing female Muslim patients to cover themselves completely for operations in line with their religious beliefs.

The blue "Inter-Faith Gown" is the first of its type in Britain and has been trialed at the Royal Preston Hospital. It will be available to those who want it from November 1.

The gown could be adapted to show a user's whole face, or to expose only a strip across the eyeline.

The 'Inter-Faith Gown' is the brainchild of Karen Jacob, the linen services manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The response has been overwhelming, said news reports.

England idag, Sverige imorgon