29 January 2010
Delivering Single Sex Accommodation showcased on Department of Health film
Our Delivering Single Sex Accommodation
project has been chosen as one of four case studies to feature on a
new Department of Health good practice film.
The film has just been
launched to set out why single sex accommodation matters and show
what can be achieved and how. Our approach, and the resulting
improvements from the Delivering Single Sex Accommodation project,
had already been recognised by the SHA and Department of Health,
who asked us to showcase our work on the film in late 2009.
In November a film crew visited Weston Ward and the Eating
Disorder Unit at Southmead Hospital to film and discuss the
improvements made across the Trust with some of the staff who were
involved in the project and a service user. The film, "Delivering
Same-Sex Accommodation: Making it happen" can now be viewed on the
Department of Health website or on DVD.
Hazel Watson, director of nursing, said, "It is reassuring, but
not surprising, that work in our wards is setting the standards for
other trusts to follow. This is a great acknowledgement of the
commitment of our staff to ensure our service users are treated
with respect and dignity."
If you would like a copy of the DVD, please visit www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
or call 0300 123 1002.