HC Deb 26 February 2003 vol 400 cc627-8W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which NHS trusts have not carried out renovations to provide separate sleeping, toilet and washing facilities for male and female mentally ill patients; when work is expected to start at those trusts to provide such arrangements; and if he will make a statement; [99078]

(2) which NHS trusts are undergoing works to provide separate washing facilities for men and women who are mentally ill; when work is expected to be completed at those trusts; and if he will make a statement. [99079]

Mr. Hutton

The requirement to provide single-sex accommodation was set in 1997 and applies to all trusts providing in-patient services irrespective of the nature of the services they provide. Information on accommodation used for the mentally ill is not kept separately.

The Department is not aware of any trust which has yet to take action to deliver the standards which we have set.