Saturday, December 22, 2007

Forget Privacy in Public Health Hospitals

U-turn on mixed-sex hospital wards - Telegraph Private or Semi-private rooms? No, patients in England are treated in large wards.

This might be OK if they had one ward for men and another for women, but they don't, and they don't intend to try. Forget the fact that women have been raped on mixed sex wards, or that 29 percent of wards don't have segregated lavatories (that's bathrooms).

Here is one account of an attack
. Tell me you want to be that 1 woman sharing a "ward" with 3 men.

But hey, the government takes care of you, by putting you in a situation that has been described as "hell." At least by the women.

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