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Accommodation for day care (SHPN 52)

Published on 07 January 2002

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish Health Planning Note 52 Parts 1, 2 and 3: day care services mainly include day surgery, endoscopy, and medical investigation and treatment.



Throughout the series, particular attention is paid to the relationship between the design of a given department and its subsequent management. Since thisequation will have important implications for capital and running costs,alternative solutions are sometimes proposed. The intention is to give thereader informed guidance on which to base design decisions.

  • Part 1: day surgery unit
  • Part 2: endoscopy unit
  • Part 3: medical investigation and treatment unit

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