Adult mental health units: planning and design (HBN 03-01)

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Guidance on planning and designing adult acute mental health units in England.

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This guidance covers planning, site selection and aspects of building design that should be considered when planning any mental health units.

It supersedes Health Building Note 35 – ‘Accommodation for people with mental illness’, Part 1: ‘The acute unit’ (1996).

Published 20 March 2013.