2009-01-09

Middle ages, here we come!

I would have never expected this kind of middle-ageism in a supposedly enlightened country:
The government has failed to live up to its manifesto promise to phase out mixed-sex wards in hospitals in England, the Conservatives say.

Responses from 132 hospital trusts to a Freedom of Information request found that 15% still used at least one open-plan, mixed-sex ward.

[...]

Under the government's definition of mixed-sex accommodation, patients should be kept in bays divided at the very least by fixed full-height partitions.

Patients should also not be expected to walk past others of the opposite sex to go to washing or toilet facilities either.
I guess the people mostly populating hospitals these days still have mindsets dating back to the Victorian era.

1 comment:

verbatim said...

Well, you are talking about England. They still have single sex schools, high schools, spas and other welness facilities etc.