Birmingham Mental Health Trust have used Grahame Gardner Ltd to create a new identity for 600 staff operating within their largest division. After using Grahame Gardner for the fulfilment of the uniform contract for the two smaller services within the trust, they have now upgraded the uniforms for the division which provides acute care for adults of working age with mental health problems.

 Grahame Gardner were awarded the contract based on meeting three important criteria; the garments had to satisfy infection control guidelines, had to be smart and also had to be robust to perform in the environment the staff are working in. Deputy Director of Nursing for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, Stuart Wix comments:-

“As you can imagine staff within this division have to effectively manage some very unpredictable situations, it is essential that their uniforms are exceptionally durable. The tunics we have selected from Grahame Gardner are very professional, but also very secure so staff can feel confident in them.”

The Trust selected the female P932 tunic and the male tunic M934, both have had embroidered with the NHS logo. They also chose to have the Trust swirl logo as opposed to the Trust title added to the garment in order to protect their staff when outside of the working environment. The tunics have been produced in three different shades of blue to denote seniority.

 The Trust run a number of Fitting days throughout the year where Grahame Gardner provide representatives to measure all staff. In addition, they also hold a set of uniforms on site so staff can try them on to select the size that fits them best.