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Mentally Ill Patients

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health trusts had reached departmental targets for December 2002 to (a) ensure that appropriate organisational arrangements are in place to secure good standards of privacy and dignity for hospital patients, (b) activate the Patient's Charter Standard for segregated washing and toilet facilities across the NHS and (c) provide safe facilities for patients in hospitals who are mentally ill which safeguard their privacy and dignity. [92551]

I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made on 14 January 2003, Official Report, column 24WS.The information cannot be provided in the format requested. Information on mental health trusts is not kept separately as mental health services and accommodation are also provided within acute and multi-service trusts.