February 2015 marked the official launch of our new uniforms for the Innovation Unit staff. As part of the first phase of this pilot project, nurses are now wearing purple and black uniforms, while Personal Care Assistants are identified by charcoal grey uniforms. Each uniform also features the role of the person wearing it (RN, RPN, PCA), as well as the Mackenzie Health logo.
With the new uniforms, we aim to make it easier for our patients to recognize the staff who are caring for them, therefore create a better care experience and increase their satisfaction. Research demonstrates that standard staff uniforms help reduce confusion among patients and healthcare providers, resulting in an increased perception of professionalism and improved patient experience. The feedback received to date from our staff also supports these findings.
This initiative builds on and complements the innovation and transformation initiatives already initiated at Mackenzie Health, such as the smart badges, smart beds or the AIDET communications tool.
The uniforms are currently available for Innovation Unit staff only. The opportunity to expand this initiative across other units or at an organizational level is currently being explored.
If you have any questions regarding the new uniforms, please contact Madeline Logan-Johnbaptiste at ex. 7461.