Privacy and Dignity

Treating you with respect and dignity and respecting your privacy are very important to us. We are continually looking at how we can improve the privacy and dignity of our patients, and try to provide care in surroundings that take account of their personal, religious and cultural needs, encouraging them to wear their ‘day clothes’ if their condition allows.

Men and women are cared for separately except in unusual circumstances when they have clinical needs that mean we cannot care for them in an area with patients of the same gender at that time. We do everything we can to ensure that hardly ever happens.

  • Confidentiality

    We have strict guidelines about how we keep and use the information we have about you and your illness. These details will only be passed…

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  • Healthcare Students

    As a teaching hospital, one of our functions is to train staff and help them gain experience. Student doctors, nurses and therapists may be working…

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  • Sensitive Care

    We treat each patient as an individual and plan their care around their particular medical, social and cultural needs. We involve family and friends in…

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  • Same Sex Accommodation

    The Trust fully complies with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest or reflects their…

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  • Use of Side Rooms

    Side rooms are normally used to nurse patients with particular clinical needs. For example, they may have an infection that could spread if they were…

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  • Taking Photographs

    If you are a patient or visitor in one of our hospitals, please be mindful of the privacy and dignity of our patients. Do not…

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