Oncology QuoteAdvanced Neo-Natal Nurse, Practitioner & Lecturer
"The vest is easy to use. It gives confidence that the line is secure. This will lead to more normal handling of the child by both clinical staff and parents. This confidence to touch the child and allow the parents to interact in a normal way brings normality to the child’s life, enhanced the parental bonding process and allowing the child to act like a child."
"I have just put the vest on it was a bit big but can adjust it looks good and doesn’t affect his other bags an tube, like the fact that it can be washed and that it can be made smaller white would be better for babies as can see it through clothes its very thick and strong material, going to try it for few days to see if it makes him sweat as when he gets hot it causes the line dressings to peel doesn’t seem to bother him wearing it though so all round good start :) I love the fact that he can’t get his line to pull at it and that the end goes into the little pocket so keeps clean less risk of infection from his other bags."
Oncology QuoteCONSULTANT PAEDIATRIC SURGEON, ROYAL MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
"As a children's surgeon, I see first hand the concerns that parents have around care and security of their child's central line and also the implications of premature line removal. The tookie vest aims to give both actual line security and also peace of mind to families, something that we have been waiting for in central line care."
Renal QuoteConsultant Intervention Nephrologist City Hospital, Sunderland
“Vascular Access is the cornerstone to providing adequate HD which is ultimately a life-saving therapy and as a surgeon who is published on the complications of catheter displacement, I understand and can see the real value to patients that Tookie’s Renal vest provides. As Chief Investigator, I am delighted to be part of a research team that includes my own patients which has contributed to the design of a medical device that will improve patient quality of life on a global basis.”
Renal Quote “When I first became a HD patient, I was totally unaware of what was to come. Four months into my treatment, I was introduced to Tookie. Their concerns for the comfort of HD patients was obvious from the beginning. The vest gives comfort and modesty in a mixed unit, but most important of all, it gives security with restricted movement to the neck line, decreasing the possibility of having to replace the neck line”.
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Tookie Renal Patient Ambassador
"The vest is great, this new line has managed to stay in longer than any other except his first line, which is fantastic"
"We thought the Tookie vest was a great idea. I was so intrigued to see it in the making and I'm glad we did. It's soft, lightweight and easy to wash. My son finds it comfortable to wear and forgets he's even wearing it. With him only being 3 and just starting nursery, we were worried about him playing with the other children and possibly having his brovaic line (mr wiggly) accidentally pulled, as it just sat in a bag around his neck. Now we will feel much more relaxed. He loves football and has just started football training, he wears the vest each week to football, it allows him to play without having to be afraid of joining in, and he enjoys himself to the max!!! The vest is invisible under his clothes."