New toilets at Welwyn Garden City hospital

A �225,000 project to eliminate unisex toilets and bathrooms is under way at the QE2 Hospital. The work, which will affect six wards at the WGC hospital, will ensure those patients in single sex bays have access to their own dedicated bathroom facilities.

A �225,000 project to eliminate unisex toilets and bathrooms is under way at the QE2 Hospital.

The work, which will affect six wards at the WGC hospital, will ensure those patients in single sex bays have access to their own dedicated bathroom facilities.

The project, which has been funded by NHS East and North Hertfordshire, is expected to be completed by June 30.

New single sex toilet facilities are also being introduced at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood.


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Nick Carver, chief executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust, said: "While we have had separate, dedicated bays for men and women on our main wards for quite a while now, some of our patients have had to use bathrooms and toilets that are either used by members of the opposite sex, or they have to walk past bays with such patients.

"We know this is an important issue that has caused problems for some of our patients, especially those who are older.

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"Once the work is completed, our patients will find that we have enhanced their privacy and dignity significantly.

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