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Single sex accommodation - Privacy and dignity

Declaration of compliance

We are proud to confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been eliminated in all our in-patient facilities.

Every patient has the right to receive high quality care that is safe, effective and respects their privacy and dignity. The Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust is committed to providing every patient with same sex accommodation, because it helps to safeguard their privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable.

We are proud to confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been virtually eliminated in our organisation, with the majority of our facilities having single bedroom accommodation. Service Users who are admitted to any of our hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with members of the same sex, and same sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed area. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen by exception based on clinical need (for example where patients need specialist equipment such as in our Learning Disabilities Respite Service for people with Complex Multiple Impairment.)

The assessment of compliance has been based on the principles agreed by the Department of Health and includes the actions taken to achieve compliance, the assurance systems in place to monitor compliance, the management of breaches and the communications to patients and the public about privacy and dignity.

A copy of the full statement can be found via this link.