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Report: Hospital's unsuitable bedroom design diminished patients' privacy and dignity

February 26, 2019

The 'unsuitable design and layout of the two six bedded bedrooms impacted on the privacy and potentially dignity of residents' at Gorey District Hospital in Wexford, Ireland, according to an article on the Gorey Guardian website.

Built in 1940, Gorey District Hospital accommodates 23 residents both male and female over the age of 65 for short-term care.

A Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report found Gorey District Hospital premises was not compliant. They stated that the design and layout of the two six-bedded bedrooms continued to be inadequate to meet the needs of the residents.

In both rooms, there was a sub dividing wall with three beds on either side. Bed screens were provided, however the space between was inadequate with some only 60 inches apart. Residents in these stated their sleep was disturbed at night from others making noise and care activities being carried out.

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