Same Sex Accommodation
Declaration of compliance
Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
(including the new Division of Trafford) is pleased to confirm that
we are compliant with the Government's requirement to eliminate
mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient's overall
best interest, or reflects their personal choice.
We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to
ensure that patients who are admitted to our hospitals will only
share the room where they sleep with members of the same sex, and
same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed
area. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only
happen when clinically necessary for example where patients need
specialist equipment such as in intensive care, coronary care unit,
and recovery areas for immediate post operative period; or when
patients actively choose to share for instance the renal units or
Children's clinical areas where age appropriate care provision may
over ride gender requirements.
If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will
report it. We have established audit mechanism to make sure
that we do not misclassify any of our reports. We publish the
results of our audits through the Quality of Care Dashboards on a
monthly basis, which are displayed at ward entrances.