Local hospitals

Mixed sex accommodation

Declarations of compliance with eliminating mixed sex accommodation

NHS Nottingham City is pleased to confirm that all relevant providers for whom we have lead commissioning responsibilities have declared that they are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.

Please click on the links below to read the eliminating mixed sex accommodation declarations of compliance published by our commissioned providers:

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre

Why is eliminating mixed sex accommodation so important?

Being in mixed-sex hospital accommodation can be difficult for some patients for a variety of personal and cultural reasons. The most common concerns include physical exposure, being in an embarrassing or threatening situation, noise, and the possibility of other patients overhearing conversations about their condition.

The NHS is committed to making sure that all patients receive high-quality care that is safe, effective and focused on their needs and the NHS Constitution states that all patients have the right to privacy and to be treated with dignity and respect. NHS Nottingham City believes that eliminating mixed sex accommodation is an effective way of helping providers to achieve this goal and of giving all patients the best possible experience whilst they are in hospital.