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Single sex accommodation - Privacy and dignity

Declaration of Compliance – Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation

Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation.

Service users admitted to any of our inpatient facilities will have their own room and if rooms do not have en-suite facilities then same-sex toilets and same-sex bathrooms will be close to their bed areas. The sharing of bathroom facilities with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary, for example where patients need specialist equipment such as in our Learning Disabilities Respite Service for people with Complex Multiple Impairment. In our mixed sex wards female service users have access to female only areas.

Success in this area will continue to be measured by the CQC inpatient survey, Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust local patient satisfaction surveys, Essence of Care Benchmark Audits, Clinical Governance groups and Board Reports. If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will report it.  We will also set up an audit mechanism to make sure that we do not misclassify any of our reports and we will publish the results of the audit quarterly.


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