Privacy and dignity
When we are ill, we want care, rest and comfort in pleasant hospital surroundings and to know that healthcare staff will do all that they can to protect our privacy and dignity. Patients have told us that this is a particular concern of theirs.
This programme has been formed to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect, in environments which meet their needs for personal privacy.
Being with other patients of the same gender is an important component of privacy and dignity. This is why we require Ariana hospitals to provide single-sex accommodation for hospital inpatients.
Single-sex accommodation can take a number of forms. Hospitals may provide single-sex wards, single-sex multi-bedded bays and single rooms. Generally, hospitals provide a combination of these different types of hospital accommodation.