Hospital flushes away old toilets

IPSWICH Hospital is today flushing away old-style mixed sex bathrooms with a �600,000 investment.

IPSWICH Hospital is today flushing away old-style mixed sex bathrooms with a �600,000 investment.

The hospital wants to provide more single sex facilities across its wards, increasing the number of separate toilets and wash areas for men and women.

Building work began last week with refurbishment on the emergency assessment unit. The works will result in an additional toilet and wet room washing area, with disabled access.

Gwen Collins, director of nursing and quality, said: “Patient privacy and dignity is one of the hospital's top priorities and we are constantly striving to make patients' stays better.


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“We have already divided all our wards to make sure bed areas are separate for men and women and this project is the latest way of making improvements.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused while the work is underway and are asking patients and visitors to bear with us.”

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The project is being funded by a �600,000 investment from the Department of Health as part of national plans to improve patient privacy and dignity.

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