Nurses banned from wearing leggings

Published: 16th June 2011

Nurses banned from wearing leggings
Nurses in the East and North Hertfordshire Trust have been told to stick to a strict new uniform policy, after receiving complaints from hospital patients.

The new guidelines have banned them from wearing leggings, shorts and mini-skirts while at work.

Employees were told that cases of "excessive cleavage" and exposed tattoos must be covered when on shift, whether they were clinical or non-uniform staff.

Hannah Middleton, Unison branch secretary for the trust, claimed that audits would be taken to ensure that all staff are following the new and improved dress code properly.

Ms Middleton said: "There had been complaints from patients about members of staff baring their midriff and problems with health and safety, as some had been wearing sandals."

Nurses can opt for a pair of sensible black tights to remain professional while treating patients.
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