HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c424W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to end the use of mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals in England. [46988]

Ms Blears

Guidance on maintaining privacy and dignity was first issued to the service in 1997 and since then the national health service has been working towards a clear target to eliminate mixed sex accommodation in 95 per cent. of NHS trusts by December 2002.