closing mixed-sex wards.
All well and good, except:
It is estimated now that only around one-in-10 hospital wards are still mixed sex. Labour eventually concluded it would be impossible to abolish all of them - because of the disproportionate costs involved in converting some of the older Victorian hospitals.
Two years ago, Lord Darzi, an eminent surgeon who was made a health minister by Gordon Brown, concluded that the aim of providing single-sex wards across the NHS was an "aspiration that cannot be met"
Still, this way, the Coalition can do a 'Boris', and announce something that has already been done and brand it as their achievement.
UPDATE: A commentator points out that I might be being unfair here. But by announcing something that they clearly have no intention of properly resolving, the Coalition government can't expect a pat on the back for this... if an NHS with plenty of investment couldn't achieve 100% single sex wards, then how will an NHS in decline?