Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust 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 inpatient wards in Lancashire Care 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. If our care should fall short of the required standard we will report it.
We will also set up an audit mechanism to make sure that we do not misclassify any of our reports. We will publish the result of the audit on an annual basis.