Dr Akiria Fukutomi, lead researcher, from Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, run by Central and North West London Foundation trust, said: “The single-sex system disadvantages males as the majority of the patients are female.
“The fact that both professionals and patients believe eating disorder wards should be open to males, should spur units to accept males if they do not currently do so.
The researcher said the Government guidelines have been amended following the study, to allow mixed sex wards under particular conditions -such as keeping sleeping areas and bathrooms separate.
Bathrooms should be separate in hospital and not at the Department for Education.
Anyone care to justify both?