Hundreds of vulnerable patients sexually assaulted on NHS wards

A loophole in official guidelines means hospitals are still forcing female patients to mix with men on wards

Hundreds of vulnerable women and men are being sexually assaulted by other patients while staying on NHS wards – at a rate of one attack every day, data has revealed.

At least 1,019 sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April 2017 and October 2019, according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal.

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