Same Sex Accommodation

All providers of NHS funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where it is in the overall best interest of the patient.

Same sex accommodation means:

  • The room where your bed is will usually be a single room. If you are in a shared room, it 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.

To find out more about eliminating mixed sex accommodation click here

We are proud to confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been virtually eliminated in all our Mental Health Wards and Community Hospitals.

Every patient has the right to receive high-quality care that is safe, effective and respects their privacy and dignity. The Trust is committed to providing every patient with same-sex accommodation, because it helps to safeguard their privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable.

Patients who are admitted to any of our wards or 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 by exception based on clinical need.

Declaration of Compliance

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it reflects personal choice.

We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our community in-patient units will be in single rooms which have en-suite facilities or will be close to designated same-sex toilets and bathrooms.

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.


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Page last reviewed: 23 June, 2021