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Right Arrow Privacy, dignity and infection control lead ward makeover
26 May 2010 at 12:00
Every individual has the right to privacy, dignity and respect when it comes to health care.

The NHS as a whole and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in particular is committed to delivering this.

The refurbishment of surgical ward G at Ormskirk and District General Hospital is an important part of our strategy to introduce as many individual rooms as possible in our hospitals.

This has gone from a ward of four six-bedded bays and four single rooms to a ward with four bays with three beds and 11 single rooms, four of which are en-suite. In addition, all the washing and toilet facilities are single sex.

Liz Yates, Director of Nursing said: "It is well-documented that single room accommodation is good for both infection prevention and control and the privacy and dignity of patients.

“We want every patient's stay in hospital to be as comfortable and worry free as possible and introducing single rooms helps with this as patients are already telling us they sleep better and are not disturbed as much. The single rooms will also help in our constant effort to minimise infections such as MRSA and C Difficile."

Issued by Matthew King
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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