71. Miss Lee
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that lack of privacy is a hardship to some patients in general wards of National Health Service hospitals; and how far expert advice has been sought in devising means to deal with this problem.
§ Mr. Braine
Yes. The Ministry's Building Note on Ward Units allows for at least 20 per cent. of beds to be in single rooms. All hospital boards were consulted on this standard, which is also in line with the Report by the Committee on Staphylococcal Infections in Hospitals.