The elimination of mixed sex sleeping accommodation, except where it is in the overall best interest of the patient or reflects their personal choice, is recognised by the Trust as a key factor in maintaining the privacy and dignity of patients cared for in the hospital. The Trust is able to provide single sex sleeping accommodation in all inpatient areas in line with the Department of Health’s requirements and the Board of Directors receives reasonable assurance through the provision of monthly performance reports. The Trust is also working with the local Primary Care Trusts on its agreed plans to also establish single sex accommodation in the Emergency Department.
You can find out more about how we are improving the patient experience here Patients and visitor page.
Patient safety is our priority and we are committed to do everything we can to keep our infection rates low. We take infection control extremely seriously and work hard to prevent and control infection in our hospitals.
You can find out more by visiting our Infection Prevention pages.