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Mental Health Institutions

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of female patients in NHS mental health institutions. (85857)

There have been increasing steps to improve the safety and privacy of women when they are admitted to in-patient units, and there are now more acute in-patients services that provide either self-contained women-only wards, or solely single-sex wards, reflecting the clear preference of the majority of women service users.