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Notes for boards: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) risks in the design of haemato-oncology and bone marrow transplant (BMT) units

Published on 01 May 2024

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Summary of guidance on the design of Haemato-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant units. Useful to IPC teams involved in design or refurb of facilities.



Summary of extant guidance aims to support NHSScotland boards by providing a summarised set of questions and answers that will signpost them to applicable technical guidance documents and summarises key considerations pertaining to:

  • functionality
  • layout
  • support spaces
  • maintenance access arrangements
  • water systems (including drainage)
  • ventilation systems

In addition to design considerations, HAI-SCRIBE and NDAP/KSAR processes support safe construction practices and commissioning.