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Mental Health Services: Hospital Wards

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) mixed sex wards and (b) same sex wards are available in each mental health trust; how many beds there are in each such ward; and if she will make a statement. (137875)

This information is not collected centrally.

Standards of privacy and dignity are measured by the Healthcare Commission against two core standards, which require that:

(C13a)—staff treat patients, their relatives and carers with dignity and respect; and

(C20b)—health care services are provided in environments which promote effective care and optimize health outcomes by being... supportive of patient privacy and confidentiality.

Currently, one mental health trust states that they do not meet standard C13a and four mental health trusts report that they do not meet standard C20b.