Critical care units: planning and design (HBN 04-02)

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Guidance on designing critical care units, including bed space requirements and the location of a unit in a hospital.

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Guidance on designing units for critical care of patients who are classified as needing advanced or level 2 or 3 dependency care. It excludes facilities for the high-security isolation of patients, dedicated centres for burns patients and areas within the hospital where level 2 or 3 patients are managed for a short period of time.

Published 20 March 2013.