Maternity care facilities: planning and design (HBN 09-02)

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Guidance on planning and design considerations for maternity care facilities.

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The maternity care facilities in this guidance include:

  • midwife-led units, often known as birth centres
  • consultant-led units
  • antenatal clinics and pregnancy assessment units
  • birthing facilities and in-patient areas
  • obstetric theatres

Published 20 March 2013.