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Mixed-sex Wards

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to minimise the number of mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals. (255406)

The national health service has already made significant progress in reducing mixed sex accommodation and two weeks ago, I set out measures for the next six months to eliminate mixed sex accommodation altogether except where clinically justified.

This will provide practical assistance where problems remain and ensure that, once eradicated, mixed sex accommodation does not re-emerge in the future.