This depends on the clinical environment and whether the public can see into each area and between male and female recovery. JAG advises that services follow the environment guidance document. Doors are required on an individual basis depending on the layout of the unit, as the service are required to comply with the need to protect patient privacy and dignity.
Articles in this section
- Can an endoscopy unit be used as an inpatients' facility?
- Can JAG review proposed building layouts and designs for endoscopy services, or provide consultancy?
- Does the gas in the recovery area need to be piped, or will portable gas suffice?
- How many diathermy units should be available in an endoscopy service?
- How often should a procedure room be deep-cleaned?
- Is it mandatory to have doors on the recovery room?
- Is there a policy for the amount of air exchanges per hour and what is the ISO regulation?
- What is JAG's guidance when planning structural alterations to an endoscopy unit?
- Where can I download the latest JAG environment guidance?
- Why does JAG state that paediatric endoscopy should not be admitted or treated alongside adult patients as best practice?