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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

7.7 Making health facilities more youth friendly

Last update: 27 January 2021

Improving the Patient Experience: Friendly Healthcare Environments for Children and Young People issued by NHS Wales in 2004, and amended in 2013, says (p.17):

The separate needs of adolescents may be best met by providing separate facilities, but this is not always the case, and flexibility is often important […]. Where there is choice, then the views of the young person need to be taken into account.

Health Building Note 23: Hospital Accommodation for Children and Young People, issued by NHS Wales in 2004 and amended in 2013, covers general functional and design considerations involved in providing hospital facilities for children and young people.