This guidance was developed in response to Recommendation 9 of the review: Guidelines should be agreed nationally on the optimum requirements of the built environment of a haematology/oncology day ward.
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This guidance document was completed before the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic. An addendum highlights areas which will require revision as a result of priority need to minimise risk of COVID-19 infection. This includes the preferred location of a SACT day ward as either separate from the acute hospital campus or with an entrance for patients that is not shared with patients attending other areas of the hospital.