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Mixed Sex Wards

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals under the control of primary care trusts have yet to end the use of mixed sex wards. [131034]

We have no plans to publish the names of trusts which are yet to meet the target.The majority of national health service trusts were successful in eliminating mixed sex accommodation by the target date. The remainder will comply once current Private Finance Initiatives and other building projects are completed. These works affect just 2 per cent. of 10,000 wards and for the trusts involved, only affect a limited proportion of their wards.