The Government set a target for the elimination of mixed sex accommodation in 95 per Cent. of trusts by December 2002. This target was achieved. No further targets have been set for this area.
Guidance issued to the national health service requires the provision of single-sex accommodation, which can take a number of forms. NHS trusts may provide single rooms, single sex bays, single-sex wards or combinations of these types.
The provision of single-sex accommodation is measured by compliance with three specific objectives set by the Department. These are designed to deliver separate sleeping areas for men and women, separate bathrooms and toilet facilities for men and women, and for those trusts delivering mental health services, safe facilities for patients in hospital who are mentally ill.
Compliance with the objectives is measured at trust level. The position of each NHS Trust was published on