Caring for your privacy and dignity – same sex
At Ramsay Health Care UK we are committed to
making sure that all our patients receive high-quality care that is
safe and effective.
Our patients have the right to privacy and to
be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that providing
same-sex accommodation is a key part of achieving this and allows
us to give all of our patients the best possible experience while
they are in hospital.
Ramsay is pleased to confirm that we are
compliant with the Government’s requirement to deliver same-sex
accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best
interest, or reflects their personal choice.
We have the necessary facilities, resources
and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our
hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with members of
the same sex, and same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to
their bed area.
Sometimes the need for fast effective
treatment is greater than the need to provide same-sex
accommodation. This might happen if you need urgent, highly
specialised or high-tech care, for example high-dependency care. On
these occasions, it is acceptable for men and women to be treated
together and our staff will keep you informed and move you to
same-sex accommodation as quickly as possible.
Our staff are keen to listen to your comments,
so if you have any concerns about privacy and dignity please do not
hesitate to let us know.