Extract from the Telegraph
"Patients' charities have argued for years that mixed-sex wards are undignified, degrading and put women at risk of attack from male patients.
A number of female patients in recent years have been the victims of assault from men in mixed-sex wards.
Figures obtained by the Conservatives under Freedom of Information laws showed that nearly a third of hospitals are still treating men and women in the same wards.
This is almost double the amount stated in a report released in May by the Chief Nursing Officer.
Following inquiries by The Daily Telegraph, the Department of Health disclosed that eliminating mixed-sex wards is no longer an aim.
A DoH spokesman said: "We have to get away from this idea of single-sex wards. That is not what it is all about."
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