A hospital in Birmingham has been addressing the problem of traditional hospital gowns and has launched an alternative. Anyone who has been lucky enough to try a hospital gown will be aware of the issues with them. They have a tendency to expose rather more flesh than intended often gaping at the back and giving a nice view of the wearers bottom. These new Velcro suits should change that. Looking a little more like pyjamas they are designed to make the patients feel protected and secure and could soon be used in other hospitals as well. The suits have Velcro fastenings rather than tie backs. They certainly seem to cover a little more.