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Privacy and dignity

While you are in hospital, you will expect to be treated with dignity by all staff and offered the maximum amount of privacy that is possible in your area.

There are some more acute areas, for example Critical Care Unit, where same-sex accommodation is not available because of the nature of the care needed.  In these cases, all due consideration will be given to your privacy, dignity and confidentiality until you are able to move to a general ward, which has single rooms and single sex bays, which will be as soon as your condition allows.

If you have any concerns over issues around privacy and dignity, please ask to speak to the nurse in charge.