The Matron of days gone is long gone even though many people are barely aware of it. One thing everyone knew though was that the Matron was always identifiable as being different from the other nursing staff by having a different Uniform. And woe betide any nurse found slacking as that uniform did it’s rounds.
The matron and her uniform have of course been resigned to the dustbin of history, but much else changes within our hospitals without the knowledge of our generally healthy public.
Nursing uniforms have changed a lot over the years to the extent that most people don’t really know what to expect a nurse to be wearing when they turn up in hospital. Depending on the department the specialism or the seniority of the nurse there can be any number of variations. From a brightly coloured and printed uniform in a modern Pediatric department to the scrubs used in surgery and in some emergency departments.
Several interesting studies have looked at the relationship between uniform styles and perception of nurse professionalism. Interestingly it seems that as we get older we like our nurses to wear more classical nurses styles. That is dresses in solid white or solid colours with white tops. I suppose this reflects our stylized expectation of what a nurse should look like. Which explains our expectations of what a nurses uniform costume will be like for Halloween. Ultimately it’s patient care that means the most.
Now that stereotype of the cutesie nurse uniform is in reality dead for several years. For some time now the practicality of the nurses job and their comfort have been prioritized over tradition. This has made for a new ranges of comfortable, practical uniforms of various different types for different purposes. It also means that different institution’s uniforms can be made more unique to them. Of course this is really how it has always been. Nurses uniforms have never been static things really. One does wonder if “retro” will ever be a theme in uniform fashion as it in fashion in general.
On a note of returning to past uniforms it is interesting to see the revival of the Matron in English hospitals and it does make me wonder if we might see a new category of nurses uniforms for a new modern Matron. And that perhaps we might once again see the revival of the Matron to kick our hospitals into shape.
If we do we’ll all get to say that famous Kenneth Williams line…
Nursinguniforms.ie is thinking about making changes to and refreshing our website. We would love your impute and ideas so as to make the site more relevant and easy to use for you our valued customer.
Who better to ask than the our customer base; the health care professional and nursing staff of Ireland. We are open to your suggestions and complaints, all constructive ideas will be greatly appreciated .
What colour nurses uniforms are of interest to you? We know very well what colour standard nursing uniforms have to be; we have after all been supplying the Irish healthcare industry for more than 30 years. But what do you, the nursing staff want to wear for the coming year?
Tell us about new styles you would like to see. We are always making changes to our uniforms to keep the look contemporary and up to date.
Finally, we will be offering a 2 free nurses uniforms for the best idea which we will incorporate into our new site.
Put your thinking caps on and by the middle of March we will have made the decision, from your entries, as to the best idea for our refreshed website.
We at Medco nursinguniforms, want to thank all of you in advance for your participation.
Nurses Uniforms .ie are looking forward to the new year and the fresh challenges we all face in the uniform business due to the tough economic challenges facing Ireland and its healthcare professionals. Nursing Uniforms.ie have always had the most competitively priced nurses uniforms in the country and in 2011 we aim to be even more competitive in our pricing and delivery for all our range of nursing uniforms and lab coats.
To achieve this we have lowered some of the prices of our already cheap nurses uniforms. Competitors have lowered their prices but from price points of around 40 Euros. Nursing Uniforms.ie have always believed in providing Ireland´s healthcare professionals the best quality nursing uniforms at the cheapest prices possible.
Medco nursing uniforms actively invites Ireland’s nurses and medical care workforce to compare the pricing available on uniform clothing and lab coats. We are sure that you, the customer, will find that nobody can better our prices for cheap nurses uniforms and white coats.
In 2011 Medco Nursing Uniforms will continue to deliver quality cheap nurses uniforms to Ireland’s healthcare professionals as we have done for over 30years.
Nurses uniforms are not being shipped by Medco until the 4 of January 2011. Orders for nursing uniforms can of course be made at any time through the usual channels over the holidays. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of customers for their custom in 2010 and we look forward to supplying you again in 2011 with cheap quality nurses uniforms and lab coats.
Nursing uniforms .ie are very aware of the price pressures being felt by all nurses, who in Ireland, have to purchase their own nurses uniforms and to this end we will endeavour to offer the best quality and cheap nurses uniforms and lab coats available in the country.
It only remains for us here at Nursing Uniforms .ie to wish all of our customers a happy Christmas and hopefully to being of service to you again in the New Year with our full range of nurses uniforms and lab coats.
If anybody is looking for black nurses uniforms or lab coats then look no further. Nursing Uniforms.ie has just finished an order for an hairdressing college who ordered 5 of our beautician nursing uniform styles in black and navy. They also ordered our ladies black and white lab coats in large quantities.
When uniform orders like this come in we normally produce a number of nurses uniforms in excess of the quantity ordered. This enables us to have a large stock of nursing uniforms and as such single orders, from private individuals for particular colours of nurses uniforms and lab coats, can be shipped same day.
Nursing Uniforms .ie also invite hospitals, clinics, surgeries and institutions to contact us if they may be interested in larger quantities of lab coats or uniforms at this time as our prices coming towards the year end remain extremely competitive across all of our nurses uniforms range.
The end of October and Halloween is coming again. Nursing Uniforms. ie have been asked in the past if we supply nurses uniforms or lab coats for fancy dress and Halloween parties. Uniforms of this type are not our speciality but at this time of the year we do and can make nurses uniforms in different styles for those of you who wish to celebrate in nursing uniforms.
For enquiries regarding nurses uniforms you can reach us through the usual channels. All of telephone numbers and email can be found on the site nursinguniforms.ie.
Halloween aside, if customers have other special wishes regarding nursing uniforms then please give us a call and if we can assist we would love to do so.
We have made the strangest of uniforms at Medco nursing uniforms over the years.
Nursing Uniforms .ie have now been using our courier partner GLS for delivery of lab coats nurses uniforms and nursing uniforms for one week now. So far all the signs are very positive. Customers of our nursing uniforms now pay no more than € 6.50 for delivery and the service for the larger parcels is more efficient than with An Post.
We will continue to monitor the speed of delivery and customer satisfaction with all orders of nurses uniforms lab coats and nursing uniforms. Feedback is welcome so as we may monitor and improve the service.
One aspect of the nursing uniforms delivery, which may cause some concern, is the necessity of somebody being present to receive the nurses uniforms or lab coats when the courier company deliver. GLS will normally call the telephone number given to facilitate delivery and in week one all deliveries of nurses uniforms have gone smoothly.
We will keep you posted in the coming weeks as to how the new delivery arrangement is working out for our nursing uniforms, lab coats and nurses uniforms.
Nursing Uniforms has chosen GLS as our delivery company for delivery of our nurses uniforms. Recently we blogged about the change we were going to make to our delivery system for our nurses uniforms. We have been using GLS as a delivery partner for a number of years when sending large packages of lab coats and nursing uniforms. After meeting with GLS they have offered us a very competitive rate for the delivery of small parcels. We are starting our small parcel delivery of uniforms from Monday with GLS. Any order of 2 or more lab coats or Nurses uniforms will now be sent with courier and not as until now with An Post. We are sure that this will be of great benefit to our customers as it keeps the cost of delivery for nurses uniforms and lab coats to a minimum. The cost for delivery up to 15kg will now be capped at €6.50.
Nursing Uniforms look forward to hearing from our customers and feedback is always welcome be it positive or negative. All feedback will influence our decisions regarding the delivery of nurses uniforms to our customers.