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Thursday 24th May 2018

Mixed sex accommodation tackled by NHS

16th December 2009

England's health minister Ann Keen has said the NHS is on target to provide same sex accommodation to nearly all patients in the country.

Every trust in England will be expected to deliver same sex accommodation to patients and in 2010 trusts will be fined if they do not provide it.  Ms Keen said: "Back in January we announced that mixed-sex accommodation would no longer be tolerated in the NHS, unless clinically justified. Since then we have driven through intensive changes...the overwhelming majority of NHS patients now sleep in same-sex accommodation.  This is a significant achievement and will make a real difference to patients."


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