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Same sex accommodation

Same sex accommodation

We are proud to confirm that we are compliant with the government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation (EMSA) in all our Community Services. The only exception to this is when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.

 

We are committed to EMSA because it helps to safeguard patient’s privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable.

 

We regularly monitor our estate to ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained. We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture in our Community Services to ensure that patients who are admitted 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 when patients actively choose to share for examples couples or patient choice at the end of life or by exception based on clinical need, for example where patients need specific specialist equipment for bathing.

 

If our care should fall short of the required standard, our staff report this as an incident and we would ensure that action plans are put in place to facilitate learning and prevent this reoccurring. 

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:18

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