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Monitoring body criticises hospital for mixed sex wards

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.442/a (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:442
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Slow progress in phasing out mixed sex wards has been criticised in a report on Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust published last week by the Commission for Health Improvement, highlighting the difficulty that some older UK hospitals are facing in moving to single sex wards and providing greater privacy for patients.

    The commission report carried out a clinical governance review between July 2001 and January 2002, which assessed arrangements within three clinical teams—care of older people, orthopaedic services, and paediatric services—at Lewisham Hospital NHS …

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