PERFORMANCE: The trust believes itself to be compliant with operating framework requirements that it eliminate mixed sex accommodation except where it is in the overall best interests of the patient, or reflects the patient choice.

Board documents from March state: “The board agreed the proposed statement that it was compliant with the requirements and this statement will be published on the website.

“It also asked for its congratulations to be recorded on the success in reducing the number of mixed sex wards; it now had the best results in the region,” the board papers add.