The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dignity suit donation makes difference to PICU

24 June 2016

Thanks were offered to Farah Ali and Bilal Azeem after their donation of 60 dignity suits and a selection of teddy bears to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, in memory of their daughter Hafsah.

The dignity suits look similar to pyjamas but have Velcro under the arms, down the front and around the legs, allowing for wires and tubing to be passed through the gaps but not compromise the patient’s dignity, unlike traditional backless gowns.

13517530 1116524138419289 6261228392071544162 oHafsah was cared for on PICU last year before she sadly passed away. During her stay on the unit she was given a dignity suit and her family were so impressed with them that they launched a campaign to raise enough money to provide the hospital with more.

“We spent a lot of time on PICU with Hafsah,” said Mr Azeem. “Everyone looked after us so well. The suits are only a little thing but sometimes it is the little things matter, especially when your child is really poorly in hospital.”