Health Facility Briefing and Design

Part B of the International Health Facility Guidelines covers the subject of Health Facility Design and the factors which influence the outcome. Health Facility Design requires knowledge, skill and experience. These guidelines alone may not be sufficient to ensure good design, however, using these guidelines, a reasonably skilled designer should be able to focus on the required functionality quickly and deliver a product which meets the minimum Local Health Authority requirements.

The administrative requirements for health facility applications have been covered in Part A of the International Health Facility Guidelines. This part focuses on the Architectural and Health Planning Aspects. This part may include aspects of service health service provision and facility design which are not part of the Local Health Authority approval but required as part of the process of delivering a competent health facility.

Complete Part

File Size
iHFG_part_b_complete.pdf 14.7mb View


Chapter Size
Planning Preliminary Information 175.9kb View
Role Delineation Guide 82.0kb View
Standard Components 90.9kb View
Planning 1.6mb View
Acceptable Standard and Guidelines 87.7kb View
Appendix A - Role Delineation Level Guide 485.7kb View

Functional Planning Units

FPU Size
Functional Planning Units 81.9kb View
Administration Unit 431.5kb View
Admissions Unit & Discharge 769.3kb View
Birthing Unit 908.3kb View
Burns Unit 783.9kb View
Cardiac Investigation Unit 723.3kb View
Catering Unit 748.9kb View
Clinical Information Unit 427.1kb View
Community Health Unit 835.6kb View
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Centre 450.5kb View
Coronary Care Unit 1.0mb View
Day Surgery/ Procedure Unit 712.2kb View
Dental Surgery Unit 465.9kb View
Emergency Unit 2.2mb View
Endoscopy Unit 1.5mb View
Engineering & Maintenance Unit 428.9kb View
Education Unit 394.3kb View
Housekeeping Unit 322.4kb View
High Dependency Unit 490.7kb View
Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy Unit 894.8kb View
Inpatient Unit - Bariatric 1.1mb View
Inpatient Unit - General 4.0mb View
Inpatient Unit - Rehabilitation 3.8mb View
Inpatient Unit - Paediatric & Adolescent 3.7mb View
Inpatient Unit - Maternity 1.8mb View
Long Term Care Unit 823.0kb View
Intensive Care Unit - General 854.7kb View
Intensive Care Unit - Neonatal (NICU) 453.0kb View
IVF Unit (Fertilisation Centres) 538.6kb View
Laboratory Unit 1.1mb View
Linen Handling Unit 543.1kb View
Main Entrance Unit 968.1kb View
Nuclear Medicine Unit 769.7kb View
Medical Imaging Unit - General 1.7mb View
Mental Health Unit - Adult 774.8kb View
Mental Health Unit - Child & Adolescent 995.5kb View
Mental Health Unit - Older Persons 647.0kb View
Mental Health Unit - Outpatient 576.9kb View
Mobile Healthcare Unit 364.6kb View
Mortuary - General 461.8kb View
Oncology Unit - Medical (Chemotherapy) 803.4kb View
Oncology Unit - Radiation 1.1mb View
Operating Unit 2.7mb View
Outpatients Unit 1.9mb View
Pharmacy Unit 676.5kb View
Public & Staff Amenities Unit 395.8kb View
Rehabilitation - Allied Health Unit 456.6kb View
Renal Dialysis Unit 567.1kb View
Sterile Supply Unit (SSU) 762.3kb View
Sub-acute Aged Care Unit 790.0kb View
Supply Unit 511.5kb View
Waste Management Unit 493.2kb View
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