Same sex accomodation

Declaration of compliance for the minimising of mixed sex accommodation

We are proud to confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been virtually eliminated in all our hospitals.

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to confirm that it is compliant with the government’s requirement to minimise mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s 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 members of the same sex, and same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed area. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary for example where patients need specialist equipment such as in neurosciences, cardiac and general intensive care, coronary care, hyper acute stroke unit, and the paediatric intensive care unit. Or when patients choose to share for instance in the renal unit.

If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will report it. We continue to monitor this on a day to day basis and investigate any incidents where mixing may have occurred. We report our findings to the trust board and to our local commissioners.

The document below explains our mixed sex accommodation elimination compliance in more detail.

Elimination of mixed sex accommodation plan