Linen carts across the hospital may seem a bit fuller in the coming days, as The Scarborough Hospital introduces more hospital gown options for patients.
Starting last week, patients at both campuses have access to two options in addition to the standard hospital gown: a robe and pajama-style pants. Although these are not new products, they’re meant to offer our patients more comfort and choice.
“Being a patient in hospital can be a vulnerable experience, and these gown options are meant to offer more dignity and address the needs of our global community,” said Anne Marie Males, Vice President, Patient Experience.
TSH services one of Canada’s most diverse populations, and in addition to the hospital gown options, the hospital has implemented several initiatives to ensure all our patients receive high-quality, equitable care, including:
- A patient menu to include a variety of options to suit the dietary needs of our Muslim community. Upon admission, based on diet order and personal request, Halal meals are provided.
- An interactive community resource centre available for patients and families with both health and community information located at the General campus.
- Comprehensive interpretation services are provided 24/7 in more than 200 languages in all clinical areas.