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Critical care units (SHPN 27 and HBN 04-02 ARCHIVED)

Published on 01 October 2014

From: Health Facilities Scotland

(Archived) Health Building Note 04-02 Critical care units.



Health Building Note 04-02 Critical care units This Health Building Note provides guidance on critical care units that admit patients whose dependency levels are classified as level 2 or 3 (see ‘Comprehensive Critical Care’, DH 2000, for definitions of levels of critical care). However, it does not distinguish between the different requirements for level 2 and 3 patients. It excludes facilities for the high-security isolation of patients, dedicated centres for burns patients and areas within the hospital where level 2 or 3 patients are managed on a time-limited basis.

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