Hospital toilets to have �110,000 overhaul

PATIENTS bathrooms and toilets at Lister Hospital in Stevenage will be overhauled over the next seven weeks. The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister, has been given a grant of �110,000 from NHS East and North Hertfordshire, to carry

PATIENTS' bathrooms and toilets at Lister Hospital in Stevenage will be overhauled over the next seven weeks.

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister, has been given a grant of �110,000 from NHS East and North Hertfordshire, to carry out the upgrade on nine wards.

The work is in response to a national initiative from the Department of Health to eliminate mixed sex bays and sanitary facilities within the NHS.

The Trust's chief executive, Nick Carver, 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.


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

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