"same sex wards"

About: Darent Valley Hospital

I've just been in the CDU my treatment was very good both from both doctors and nurses the only thing that was up setting it was a six bed ward there was 4 men and two ladies i do't think this was right there was only one loo so we all had to share it, that was wrong, when you are felling unwell and in a hospital gown no no to same sex wards,

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Dear Ms Watson Thank you for taking the time to write about how good both our doctors and nurses were during your stay on CDU. I am sorry to hear that you were place in a mixed sex ward during you stay on CDU. Our expectation is to implement single sex sleeping accommodation on CDU at all time unless there is a clinical safety concern for the patients (those requiring close monitoring). I have spoken to the senior sister on CDU and re-iterated the need for 100% compliance. I do understand that it is not easy and dignifying to share a common space with the opposite gender specially when we are not feeling our best. Kind regards, Fawez Molotoo Matron Clinical Decision Unit

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