Providing same-sex accommodation
The NHS Constitution places great importance on patients’ experiences of privacy and dignity and same-sex accommodation plays a significant part in this.
Same-sex accommodation is important to patients, their family and friends and NHS staff in the East Midlands. Same-sex accommodation means that patients shouldn’t expect to share sleeping, washing or toilet facilities with a member of the opposite sex.
There will be some instances, emergencies for example, where urgent medical care will take precedence over same-sex accommodation. And patients would never be turned away just because a “right-sex” bed is not available immediately.
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