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Mixed-Sex Wards

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mixed-sex wards in NHS hospitals there were in each of the last three years; what plans he has to eliminate mixed-sex wards; and what timetable he has established to achieve this goal. [120687]

I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement I made on 14 January 2003, Official Report, column 24WS.Information on the number of mixed-sex wards is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from women about mixed-sex wards. [123243]

Since the beginning of January the Department of Health has received 18 written representations mentioning mixed-sex wards, including three parliamentary questions from right hon. and hon. Members. 12 of these have been from women.