New Initiative Launched in UK to Improve Patient Dignity

14 October 2009 (Last Updated October 14th, 2009 18:30)

The UK's Design Council has launched a national design challenge, in partnership with the Department of Health, to improve patient privacy and dignity in hospitals. The 'Design for Patient Dignity' programme invites designers to collaborate with manufacturers and service providers to he

The UK's Design Council has launched a national design challenge, in partnership with the Department of Health, to improve patient privacy and dignity in hospitals.

The 'Design for Patient Dignity' programme invites designers to collaborate with manufacturers and service providers to help eliminate mixed-sex accommodation in UK hospitals.

The initiative aims to help hospitals maximise privacy and dignity where complete separation of male and female patients cannot be achieved immediately, for instance in acute wards.