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Circulation and communication spaces

Welsh Health Building Note 00-04

Circulation and communication spaces

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Welsh Health Building Note


Provides guidance on the design of circulation and communication spaces in hospitals and other healthcare buildings, including corridors, internal lobbies and stairs, and lifts. It also provides supporting information on doors and handrails. These spaces allow for the movement of ambulant and semi-ambulant people (including those using crutches, sticks and walking frames) and wheelchair users. Also describes requirements for bed and patient trolley movement.


Welsh Health Building Note 00-04 – ‘Circulation and communication spaces’ is based on Health Building Note 00-04 – ‘Circulation and communication spaces’ published by the Department of Health in 2013.




Publisher History

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership provide advice to the Welsh Government on strategic issues and support to the NHS on the delivery of their operational plans.



NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.


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