Petition Require the NHS to provide single-sex psychiatric wards including intake wards
Psychiatric wards are often mixed-sex. Patients can be unable to get food, drink, medication, see visitors or doctors without passing through or using mixed-sex areas.
Bathrooms and dormitories are single sex but staff are not always present; sexual assaults are not uncommon on mixed-sex wards.
Mixed-sex wards can feel as if they lack privacy and at times can feel unsafe. Some patients have a history of abuse and trauma and need a single-sex environment to heal. The Government should require the NHS provide single-sex psychiatric wards so that this is possible.
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