The traditional draughty and backless hospital gown is getting a Hollywood-style makeover by one of the world’s top designers.
Ben de Lisi, famed for creating red-carpet frocks for stars like Kate Winslet, says his “aspirational” new design will preserve patients’ modesty.
The old gowns have been criticised for leaving patients laid bare.
The Design Council will unveil the design next month as part of a project to improve dignity across the NHS.
Health Minister Ann Keen said the designer gowns would be introduced into NHS hospitals in England by early 2011.