Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Broken Promise On Mixed Sexed Wards
I was actually completely horrified to hear earlier today that the Government have given up on their commitment to end mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals. Spending time in hospital due to illness is bad enough without the indignity of having to share a ward with members of the opposite sex, particularly for the elderly. Despite making the promise over ten years ago, more than 80 per cent of hospitals still do not segregate men and women on wards - which is scandalous. Hospitals in developing countries manage to have single sex wards but yet we can't. Broken promises are not what people in Chatham & Aylesford voted for and I am sure they'll remember that when they next go to the polls.