Trusts want to ensure patients’ privacy and dignity
15 March 2018
- NHS England publish figures on mixed sex accommodation breaches
- Breaches rise to the highest level in seven years
Responding to the latest figures from NHS England on mixed sex accommodation breaches, NHS Providers head of analysis Phillippa Hentsch said:
"Given the growing pressures we have seen in the NHS, the rise in mixed sex accommodation breaches to the highest level in nearly seven years is not a surprise.
These breaches reflect the difficulties trusts and frontline staff face in providing the quality of care patients deserve.
"But it is no less disturbing for that.
"Ensuring patients’ privacy and dignity is always a priority.
"Trusts have worked hard over many years to eliminate this problem. It is disappointing to see those gains going into reverse.
"But when they are under huge pressure, patient safety will always come first".