These masks will replace traditionally used white masks, which children patients wear as a prevention against infection.
Jana Kadaňková stands behind the idea of ‘cheerful’ masks for young patients. She designed and sewed them on her own with the support of local community Social Prešov and Foundation for Slovak Children.
“Commonly used white, sterile masks automatically cause fear in a hospital environment and medical examination. Colourful patterned masks not only fulfil their protective function but also look like a nice accessory and children love to wear them,” said Kadaňková for the TASR newswire.
The children’s oncological and haematological ward obtained 500 attractive masks with animal, plant or space motif in bright colours. The association Social Prešov wants to create a less formal environment in hospitals and to support wearing of the masks also outside of hospital for oncological patients.