Mixed-sex wards aren’t ideal – but they’re better than a trolley in A&E

Mixed-sex wards aren’t ideal – but they’re better than a trolley in A&E
 

Nearly 2,000 patients slept in a mixed-sex ward in hospitals in England last month. It’s the highest figure since 2010 when the government pledged to wipe out the practice. So is it a national disgrace or a sensible response to winter pressures? Would you object to being in a mixed ward? Or just be pleased to get a bed at all if you needed one? Is it a gender issue or is sharing with either sex a ghastly thought?
In 2010 the Scottish government looked at the evidence comparing single room with mixed-sex accommodation and found a mixed bag in terms of outcomes. “In many studies, patient... read more

 
20 February 2018 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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