Multi-bed Wards

Multi-bed Wards

Treatment spaces include a variety of room types ranging from specific treatment for individuals, to group rooms and multi-bed wards (some facilities will have individual bedrooms which are covered separately in this guide). Rooms need to be secure and safe, whilst potentially including a toilet, a waiting area, office/bedroom with en-suite. Therapy rooms can be for relaxation, music, drama or similar so consultation with staff is key to achieving the correct design.

Illumination Levels

Application Minimum maintained mean illuminance (lux) Illuminance uniformity (minimum/average) Notes
Acute mental health facility 300 0.60 The lighting should be designed according to the activity, most areas will be staffed constantly.
Psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) 50-300 0.60 Robust anti-ligature fittings required with manual switches operated by the staff. Levels to be provided by dimming or switching.
High dependency rehabilitation units (HDRUs) 50-300 0.60 HDRUs can be categorised as low, medium or high risk. See chapter text to determine the specific lighting requirements.
Child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) 5-300 0.60 Designer to be mindful that patients could be children or young adults. Different levels required in different areas. Comfortable, low glare, homely but robust schemes are required.
Dementia assessment areas 50-300 0.60 Only very low-glare fittings should be used, and luminaires should not be installed in a regular pattern. Design should include for discrete but robust luminaires to give a calming homely feel.
Places of safety 5-300 0.60 These spaces are designed to provide a safe and secure environment.
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