Health Building Note
Gives best practice guidance for building or refurbishing dedicated in-patient facilities for older people. These comprise of intermediate care facilities and facilities for people with dementia. Following the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People which requires provision of new intermediate care places to provide rehabilitation and respite for older people and emphasises the need for ward environments which are clean and provide adequate privacy, space and rehabilitation services.
Amended March 2013. Supersedes HBN 37 - Hospital accommodation for elderly people (1981).
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.
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