HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c846W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mixed-sex wards have been divided into single-sex bays at(a) Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford and (b) West Middlesex Hospital, London since 1 January 2002; and if he will make a statement. [128768]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The information is not available in the format requested. Ward level data are not collected centrally.

The Department of Health set three objectives to support the elimination of mixed-sex accommodation with a deadline of December 2002, designed to deliver separate sleeping areas, separate toilet and washing facilities and safe facilities for the mentally ill. Compliance is measured at trust level, and both Dartford and Gravesham National Health Service Trust and West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust are meeting these objectives.