We were asked to sew bags for the Breast Cancer Clinic for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy and are sent home with drains in situ. The bags were all precut and packed individually. They were then assembled and repackaged.
The bags are designed to be worn across the body or over the shoulder to hold the drainage bottles. The bags are often in use for 2 to 3 months and as there are about 3 of these operations per week, the bags give the patient mobility.
At our recent workshop there were 10 machines working all day to complete the job, the photo shows part of the group.