Great Western Hospital could have been fined up to £195,500 after breaking an NHS-wide ban.

The hospital recorded 782 breaches of male and female patients being placed on the same ward creating a mixed-sex ward, which have been banned by the organisation.

Trusts are supposed to be fined £250 per breach as stated by the “zero-tolerance” NHS guidance but the town’s clinical commissioning group decided to waive the fines.

Here’s what you said on Facebook:

Joanna Neal: “If it meant getting the treatment I need if I was poorly I personally wouldn’t care less whether I was put in a bed next to a man, woman or animal.”

Brian Baker: “A lot of people keep running the GWH down. Over the last five years I’ve had nothing but first-class service from GWH.

“They are doing the best they can from what facilities they have got.

“The majority of patients are very satisfied but you always get the few that moan about everything.”

Debbie Howse: “As long as you are on the right ward for the right treatment, I am sure that no one would care.

“I know it wouldn’t bother me, I can snore as loud as any man.”

Joshua Cook: “I wouldn’t care less if I needed treatment.

“Not like I will expect them to say ‘sorry can’t save your life right now because there is a woman in the bed next to you’.”

Emma Beckett: “If it meant me getting treated, I wouldn’t care what sort of ward I was put on, if you are that bothered just pull the curtain around.

“I was on a maternity ward not so long ago and they let the dads stay, didn’t bother me one bit that there were men sleeping in the same ward as me, just think some people are maybe a little sensitive.”

Melanie Lecras: “I was on a mixed-sex ward. Best ward I was ever on.

“The men were like my dads and brothers looking after me.”

Dawn Burnett: “I have one thing to say, curtains!

“My husband had a heart attack last week and a woman was in the bed next to him.

“Didn’t occur to us that there was anything wrong with this. Both of them needed the same treatment and monitoring, utilising the same staff makes sense.

“You want privacy, curtains are great.”

Gemma Rook: “I work in a hospital in Nottingham, most of our wards have both male and female patients.

“The only thing that should be avoided is same-sex bays within the ward. However this cannot always be avoided.”

Andrea Harper: “As long as you’re being treated, are safe and have the privacy of a curtain when needed, who cares?”

Dave Haines: “No doubt those that complain would also complain that they had no bed because they couldn’t mix the sexes.

“What’s more important, who you are laying next too or getting the right care and treatment?”

Joanna Millin: “Haven’t got the space to be over sensitive these days, beds are so short, take what you can get.”

Sarah Day: “I think it’s better than waiting for treatment longer. Would not bother me to go in a mixed ward, you are there to get treated.”

Jan Bailey: “Elderly, frail and vulnerable patients should never be on a mixed ward.

“Dignity and privacy for these people is paramount when they are at their worst health.

“If people are recovering well or in for routine ops and observation then maybe that is fine. It is never ideal though.”

Emily Barnes: “Would soon moan though if they didn’t have a bed or get treated.”