Guidance

Adult in-patient facilities: planning and design (HBN 04-01)

Guidance on planning and designing in-patient facilities for adults, including the layout of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Documents

Health Building Note 04-01: Adult in-patient facilities

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Health Building Note 04-01 supplement 1: Isolation facilities for infectious patients in acute settings

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Details

Includes guidance on designing:

  • bedrooms and bathrooms
  • patient support areas
  • storage areas
  • utility areas
  • staff and administration areas

Supplement 1 describes how to provide separate bedrooms and bathrooms to isolate infectious patients.

Published 1 December 2009