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, sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April and October , according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal. A total of attacks were so serious they required safeguarding action, with incidents reported to police. The rate of assaults on mixed sex wards contrasts with the numbers reported on single sex wards, where just cases were reported over the same period. The figures — from 47 of the total 56 mental health trusts — have sparked calls for the government to invest in mental health infrastructure as many wards are out of date and force men and women to mix together. Mental health trusts are under increasing pressure as rising demand for beds means many wards are also operating at or above capacity.
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