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NHS records over 120,000 breaches of its mixed-sex hospital accommodation guidance in the past six years in a massive 257% increase

Over 120,000 breaches of NHS England guidance on mixed-sex hospital accommodations have been reported in the last six years, showing a 257% increase. This poses risks to patient dignity and safety. The NHS constitution ensures patients do not share accommodations or bathroom facilities with the opposite sex, but there have been exceptions, including critical care wards and chemotherapy patients. Moreover, a recent ban on transgender patients being housed in sex-specific wards has stirred criticism.

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