Hospital Accommodation for Children and Young People

Hospital Accommodation for Children and Young People

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This publication sets out best practice guidance on the design of healthcare facilities for children and adolescents, with the aim of creating a child-centred built environment. It is primarily intended for new-builds and upgrades of existing childrens facilities. Central considerations are alleviating fear and anxiety, maximising security and safety, reducing boredom, and creating a healing environment. Facilities should also cater for parents and siblings. Issues discussed include: general functional and design considerations, including patient groups, capacity planning, space, access and security requirements, play facilities and privacy aspects; design of specific service areas, including reception, out-patient and in-patient facilities; engineering services; and cost information.The Building Regulations 2000, SI 2000: 2351. 20002351.htm Children Act 1989. ... 3242. si1999/ 19993242.htm The Manual Handling Regulations 1992, SI 1992: 2793.

Title:Hospital Accommodation for Children and Young People
Author: NHS Estates
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2005

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