Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Single hospital rooms fail to cut infection rate

Comment

I can't speak about long term patients, but I can say that single rooms are wonderful for maternity patients. They all ask for private rooms but most cannot afford to pay for the few we have. My experience in the States was the same. My large hospital there had only private or semi-private (two-bedded) rooms for all types of patients. Many wished they could have private rooms, but again, there weren't enough. It was really not that big a deal for staff to care for everyone safely and efficiently. There are areas for patients to socialise if they desire, but they are happy to have their own much quieter space for resting, sleeping, bonding with their babies, visiting with company, and needless to say, to toilet/shower. I am really proud to be moving into England's first fully private-room hospital in January. Wards everywhere really must go. Please, keep your minds open and give this concept the support it needs to work well.

Posted date

20 October, 2010

Posted time

12:08 pm

required
required
required
required