Skip to main content

Core Guidance - Planning for a Resilient Healthcare Estate (HBN 00-07)

Published on 06 October 2014

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Planning for a resilient healthcare estate.



HBN 00-07 Oct 2014 Health Building Note (HBN) 00-07 provides guidance for NHS-funded providers on designing and planning for a resilient healthcare estate. It aims to help NHS-funded providers to determine appropriate levels of resilience for sites, buildings and installations against a wide range of emergencies, hazards and threats and their impacts and consequences including resilience to the impacts of climate change. This document focuses on:

  • the strategic approach to resilience planning for healthcare estates;
  • procuring resilient healthcare estates;
  • design and planning considerations for a resilient healthcare estate;
  • resilience of building services engineering.

This is an updated version of this Guidance document, please click here to see the archived version.

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email We will do our best to assist where possible and practicable. It would be helpful if you tell us what format you need and advise on any assistive technologies you are using.