The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Single Sex Accommodation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to eliminating mixed sex accommodation; with the exception of situations where it is in the patients overall best interest or reflects their personal choice.

We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with other patients of the same sex.

Same sex toilet and bathroom facilities will be close to their bed area and clearly signposted.

Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary (for example where patients need specialist equipment such as intensive (ITU), high dependency (HDU) or coronary care (CCU) units, or when patients choose to share, as for example in the children’s ward.

If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will report it.

We have assurance mechanisms in place to monitor compliance, the management structure to manage any breaches and the desire to ensure we are communicating to patients and the public our commitment to eliminating mixed sex accommodation.

May 2020