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How to make your time in hospital more comfortable

How can you make your time in hospital more comfortable?

If you’ve ever had to stay in hospital for an extended amount of time. Either due to illness or surgery, you’ll know that it can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. Especially when you don’t have the same level of mobility as normal. The same can also be said for family members staying in care homes. It’s at times like these that you realise the small things you normally take for granted. Like bathing and personal hygiene, suddenly become a daily hurdle. We understand and have a range of products that can help you and your loved ones through these difficult times. Below we've detailed a few selected products that can help to make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.

How to wash when you can’t bathe

Most of us get into the routine of showering every day. Being fresh and clean can have a positive effect on your mood and confidence. But if you’re mobility is affected, either by illness or age. You may not be able to bathe for a specific period of time or as frequently as you used to. Although assisted bed baths can help to keep you clean. There is nothing more comforting than knowing you have the option of freshening up on your own terms.

Our bed bath wipes take the effort out of bathing. These simple pH neutral wipes not only clean, but they also moisturise. Traditional bed baths involve soap, water, washcloths and towels, but our wipes provide all of this in a convenient wipe. Depending on your needs you can either use a pack of 8-bed bath wipes for a full body wash. Or if you’re due to stay in the hospital for a longer period of time. Our body care wipes can either be used warm or straight from the pack.

Tricks for staying clean

If you’re bed-bound you can end up feeling clammy very quickly. Sometimes you just want to freshen up, but getting up for a quick hand or face wash isn’t always an option. Our Patient Wipes are perfect for keeping you and your surrounding area clean. The wipes are made from gentle spunlace and have a mild antibacterial action. The 0% alcohol formula means they are gentle enough to be used on your skin and are ideal for frequent use. The great thing about these wipes is that they can also be used to clean a variety of surfaces (from bed tables to handles). The aloe vera contained in the formula kills germs, providing you with the confidence that you are the things around you are sanitised.

The importance of discretion

No matter whether you are experiencing problems with your bowel and bladder, or whether you’re not in a position to reach the places as well as you normally can, we understand the need for cleanliness as well as discretion. We all need to go to the toilet and our ability to clean ourselves afterwards can have a direct impact on our sense of wellbeing.

In order to address this problem, we recommend Continence Care Washcloths which work in seven different ways. As well as cleansing, they also moisturise, they provide barrier protection, they’re antibacterial, antipruritic, deodorising and most importantly, soothing. These wipes are dermatologically tested in order to be used on sensitive skin. Your happiness and outlook has a major impact on your recovery. Rather than stressing about the things you normally take for granted, we have a range of solutions available to help you stay clean and comfortable during your hospital stay.