long-stay hospital

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    krissyf
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    Hi

    I hope someone can clarify this situation for me.

    I’m aware that some types of long-stay hospitals can be considered dwellings, but I’m not sure what the criteria are for deciding this.

    Do a certain proportion of the residents have to be long-stay, or all the residents, and what is the definition of ‘long-stay’ in this context.

    The property in question is a mental health unit for an NHS hospital.

    Thanks

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    gerryg
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    This is taken from the rating manual available at the VOA website.

    http://www.voa.gov.uk/instructions/chapters/rating%5Fmanual/vol5/sect840/frame.htm

    Hopefully patagraph a explains what is considered as long term but the rest says what else is included as well

    [quote:33bfc72679]Areas wholly used for domestic purposes shall be excluded from the GIA. These consist of:

    (a) all wards and patient bedrooms normally used at 1/4/93 by patients who have no residence elsewhere, or for periods of more than 60 days by patients with homes elsewhere, or for terminal care patients.

    (b) ward sisters’ stations associated with wards falling within (a) above.

    (c) stores whether for drugs, dressings or cleaning materials which are ancillary to a ward or wards falling within (a) above, but not central stores, unless the hospital falls within (d) below.

    (d) where all patients treated in the hospital fall within category (a) above, all stores and all ancillary offices, except those offices used exclusively for or in connection with treatment of patients, personnel administration, clinical research, or staff training.

    (e) permanent living accommodation for staff, (but not “on-call” accommodation).

    (f) day rooms, libraries, hobby rooms, wholly used by patients accommodated in wards/rooms falling within (a) (to the extent to which they are not exempt under Sch5 para 16).

    (g) kitchens and canteens, boiler houses, on-site laundries wholly serving patients accommodated in wards/rooms falling within (a) above and/or staff housed in accommodation within (e) above.
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    Hope that helps.

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