Owensboro Well being has established a clothes closet for well being system sufferers, funded by the OH Basis, in line with the muse’s director, Tracy Naylor.
OH Director of Emergency and Trauma Companies Alysia Adams mentioned the clothes closet supplies obligatory clothes for sufferers who’re discharged and want substitute gadgets, similar to pants, shirts or sneakers.
“We simply needed to verify we might present enough clothes to sufferers upon discharge, by way of ensuring it was applicable for the climate, that they’d applicable sneakers and issues like that,” he mentioned. “Typically occasions, there will probably be folks coming in they usually might not have sneakers, so we do not need to ship them dwelling and … we won’t present some type of protection for them.”
Adams mentioned there are a selection of the explanation why a affected person may want clothes, similar to if the merchandise must be eliminated in an emergency state of affairs, the affected person was taken to the hospital with out sneakers or different clothes, the clothes is missing. clothes will get dirty or taken as proof or destroyed.
Adams mentioned the garments closet was a obligatory addition to the Owensboro Regional Well being Hospital to assist present dignity to discharged sufferers.
“The garments closet is basically one thing that we determine as a necessity within the emergency division and all through the tower of affected person care and behavioral well being providers,” he mentioned. “It was one thing that represented a spot by way of with the ability to present extra dignity to our sufferers upon discharge.”
The clothes closet was established on January 13 and has seen numerous use since, in line with Adams. He mentioned that it’s already within the technique of repopulation.
Naylor mentioned the clothes gadgets are new and ordered in bulk. She mentioned that whereas many have reached out relating to clothes donations, the hospital isn’t accepting clothes donations presently.
“Some folks got here as much as settle for donations, and that is not one thing we’re doing proper now. I must assessment that with the muse to see if that’s one thing we are going to do sooner or later, however as of proper now, the muse is offering us with a grant to purchase new garments, ”Naylor mentioned.
Nonetheless, he mentioned those that need to assist assist efforts like OH’s Garments Closet can donate to the muse by visiting owensborohealth.org/basis.