Thursday, 28 January 2010

Privacy and Dignity in Healthcare

The Bracknell Standard reports that new research has shown that 97 per cent of people in Berkshire view privacy and dignity in healthcare as important. This comes after a health service memo, seen by the BBC, which says the government is "rattled" over the "failure" to eradicate mixed-sex wards in English hospitals.

Katherine Murphy, director of the Patients Association said she was glad Alan Johnson finally accepts the government has failed time after time to deliver on its promises on mixed sex accommodation.
"Single-sex accommodation is the only way to ensure patient dignity, privacy and safety.
"Successive ministers have made promises for the past 11 years - patients finally deserve action not words."

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