The Well Cool Story
The idea for Well Cool came about after our son fell ill. He had great treatment but due to some of the medications he was on, he gained weight and his regular pyjamas became tight. Sometimes he got sick and his pyjamas needed changing. At this time, he had IVs (a drip with a needle going into his arm) and I had to wait for the already busy specialist nurses to come and disconnect the drip from the pump and thread it through his tight pyjama sleeve. He had to remove his top leaving him exposed and embarrassed. He also hated the Hospital Gowns as they posed the same problems as his own pyjamas.
As a trained nurse (RGN) and first hand experience of nursing people wearing hospital gowns & traditional nightwear, I realised that if there were child friendly & practical pyjamas designed specifically for hospital, not only would it enhance my sons comfort and privacy, it would involve me more in his care whilst letting the nurses get on with their work. My son is now thankfully well.
I returned to my idea and formed Well Cool Clothing (at the time my son used to use the term “that’s well cool” constantly). The PJs have been trialled & these are now the finished designs and with all new products there have been many alterations and design changes along the way. They continue to evolve.
Research & development has continued and we are excited to be launching our Adult Hospital Nightwear and Adaptive Loungewear later this year
Hospital Pyjamas v Normal Pyjamas v Gowns
- Hospital Pyjamas allow IVs to be changed without having to remove pyjamas, unlike traditional pyjamas
- IV flow undisturbed
- Allow easy access for medical examination without undue exposure
- Remove the need to strip off to wash
- Accommodate other medical appliances such as plaster casts and splints
- Promote parent / carer involvement as nursing input is reduced
- Provide privacy and comfort, promoting wellbeing
- Look great and are a much needed improvement to hospital gowns
Specialist Design Attributes
- 100% cotton and comply with hospital regulations
- There is a protective foam strip behind the poppers to cushion the body.
- There are no popper strips on the back of the body and they have been placed away from pressure areas.
- Plastic poppers have been used to prevent nickel allergy and not to interfere with electrical equipment.
- Optional velcro fastenings for younger children or who are learning disabled.
- Poppers are on a strip so that they cannot become detached.