Delivering same sex accommodation
Our aim is to maintain your privacy and dignity at all times and
we are proud to confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been
virtually eliminated in our hospital.
By making these considerations our priority, we're on our way to
making your hospital experience as comfortable as possible through
the delivering of the 'Same Sex Accommodation' project.
Patients who are admitted to our hospitals will only share the
room where they sleep with members of the same sex, and same sex
toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed area. Sharing with
members of the opposite sex should only happen by exception based
on clinical need for example where patients need specialist
equipment such as in Critical Care, or when patients choose to
share for instance in our Renal Unit.
There is work in progress to further ensure that the goals set
out above are realised and there may be rare occasions when
patients share facilities with members of the opposite sex. This is
most likely to happen in areas where an environmental redesign is
in progress to enable our full compliance.
View our Delivering Same Sex Accommodation Declaration of
Compliance here (216kb)