Patients have a right to be treated with dignity and respect
when they come to us for treatment.
National surveys show that patients do not want to share
sleeping accommodation or washing facilities with someone of the
The Trust provides same sex accommodation as a general
In some rare circumstances, it may be necessary to treat
patients in mixed sex accommodation - e.g. when they require
urgent/emergency assessment and care.
When this happens, staff will take extra care to protect each
patient's privacy and dignity, and the patient will be moved to
same sex accommodation as soon as possible.
Exceptions are closely monitored by the Modern Matron and Chief
Clinical need will always take priority and we will
never turn a patient away because same sex
accommodation is not immediately available.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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