HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc1104-5W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he expects to meet his target on mixed-sex wards by December. [58299]

Ms Blears

[holding answer 21 May 2002]: We remain confident that the target of eliminating mixed-sex accommodation in 95 per cent. of trusts by the end of the year is achievable.

Ongoing monitoring of the progress of the project continues and indicates that progress towards the targets is being maintained. National health service trusts are working hard to ensure that this remains so.

Additional professional and technical support is being made available to those who are finding meeting the targets particularly challenging.