· Your Voice In Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland ·
The Patient and Client Council welcomes the publication today of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority report on Mixed Gender Accommodation in Hospital.
Privacy and dignity should be respected in every patient visit to hospital and particularly during hospital stays. Maeve Hully, the Chief Executive of the Patient and Client Council, said “This is an issue which has been discussed by our Local Advisory Committee members with Trust representatives. Patients, their families and their carers can find any stay in hospital worrying and distressful. People have told us that mixed sex wards can be a concern and make them feel uncomfortable.”
The Patient and Client Council believes that hospitals should provide all patients with single sex ward beds.
The Patient and Client Council will continue to ensure that people are supported to have their voice heard by key decision makers in Health and Social Care on this issue.
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