Mixed sex wards eradicated in Brighton

Besi Besemar February 26, 2013

Simon Kirby, MP
Simon Kirby, MP

Since November 2010 the Government has been naming, shaming and fining hospitals if patients are placed in mixed-sex wards.

Three years ago within Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust region the number of people placed in mixed sex accommodation was 377. Today it has fallen to zero.

Across the country the incidents of patients being placed in mixed sex accommodation has fallen by 97 per cent.

Simon Kirby MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven constituency has welcomed the progress made.

He said:

It is fantastic news that mixed sex wards in Brighton have been eradicated. When people are ill and feeling vulnerable the last thing they need is to feel like their privacy is being invaded and I know that the Government’s action to stop that happening is very much appreciated by my constituents.”