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Single Sex accommodation compliance

What does this mean for patients?

Other than in the circumstances set out above, patients admitted to Calderdale and Huddersfield  NHS Foundation Trust can expect to find the following:-

Same sex-accommodation means:

  • The room where your bed is will only have patients of the same sex as you
  • Your toilet and bathroom will be just for your gender, and will be close to your bed area.

It is possible that there will be both men and women patients on the ward, but they will not share your sleeping area.  You may have to cross a ward or corridor to reach your bathroom, but you will not have to walk through opposite sex areas.

You may share some communal space, such as day rooms or dining rooms, and it is very likely that you will see both men and women patients as you move around the hospital.  It is probable that visitors of the opposite gender will come in to the room where your bed is, and this may include patients visiting each other.

It is almost certain that both male and female nurses, doctors and other staff will come into your bed area.  If you need help to use the toilet or take a bath (e.g. you need a hoist or special bath) then you may be taken to a “unisex” bathroom used by both men and women, but a member of staff will be with you, and other patients will not be in the bathroom at the same time.

Further information

 Published Mixed Sex Accommodation data can be found at: