Dr Mulligan said the names on caps were being noticed by patients, many of whom had commented how the labels had helped them feel more relaxed and comfortable on their hospital journey.
"When everyone is dressed in scrubs, surgical caps and masks, it can be hard for staff to tell each other apart, let alone for patients," she said.
"Patients tell us being able to identify staff makes them feel more at ease and confident in asking questions about their care now they know who I who."
Staff working in theatres across the district are being encouraged to don their name and role on their cap in a small, yet effective way to improve practice.
For more information on this project, please contact Zouhdy Batshon, [email protected]