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Hospital Wards: Gender

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation in the NHS. (205266)

“The NHS in England: The Operating Framework for 2008-09”, requires primary care trusts to review their current situation and agree, publish and implement stretching local plans for improvement in delivering single sex accommodation, with identified timescales and monitoring mechanisms. The Framework specifically requires that patient survey results, where available, be used as the monitoring mechanism. Copies of the Framework are available in the Library.