This Health Building Note (HBN) gives general design guidance for healthcare buildings. Because of its general nature, its content will be familiar to experienced architects and healthcare planners. It is intended particularly for those who are new to this work and also to patients or their advocates who may be requested to become involved. It may also be helpful for commissioning organisations and regulators, giving an overall picture of the design issues and future-proofing requirements that need to be addressed in a healthcare capital project.
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