• Date awarded: June 2021
  • Awarded value: £20,000
  • Fund: COVID-19 donations
  • Location: Fife-wide

Personalised theatre hats enabling patients to know the name of the person behind all the PPE.

Working in a busy operating theatre means you might not know who you are on shift with, as colleagues change on a day to day basis, specialist surgeons work only some days and not others, and nurses and operating department technicians work across multiple operating theatres. So how do you communicate under pressure, with the colleague opposite you, who’s name you don’t know and who’s face will be difficult to see, given a mask, possibly glasses and a head covering?