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 263.5kb View
Role Delineation Guide 1.1mb View
Standard Components 259.5kb View
Planning 2.6mb View
Acceptable Standard and Guidelines 223.9kb View
Appendix A - Role Delineation Level Guide 485.7kb View

Functional Planning Units

FPU Size
Functional Planning Units 81.9kb View
Administration Unit 464.4kb View
Admissions Unit & Discharge 577.1kb View
Adult Cardiac Surgery Unit 1.1mb View
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit 755.2kb View
Birthing Unit 544.4kb View
Burns Unit 576.5kb View
Cardiac Investigation Unit 512.0kb View
Catering Unit 524.7kb View
Clinical Information Unit 445.8kb View
Community Health Unit 561.4kb View
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Centre 477.0kb View
Coronary Care Unit 519.6kb View
Day Surgery/ Procedure Unit 1.1mb View
Dental Surgery Unit 494.0kb View
Emergency Unit 1.1mb View
Endoscopy Unit 755.3kb View
Engineering & Maintenance Unit 428.9kb View
Education Unit 394.3kb View
Housekeeping Unit 345.3kb View
High Dependency Unit 557.1kb View
Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy Unit 807.5kb View
Inpatient Unit - Bariatric 699.2kb View
Inpatient Unit - General 2.9mb View
Inpatient Unit - Rehabilitation 3.8mb View
Inpatient Unit - Paediatric & Adolescent 2.8mb View
Inpatient Unit - Maternity 931.9kb View
Long Term Care Unit 556.2kb View
Intensive Care Unit - General 604.6kb View
Intensive Care Unit - Neonatal (NICU) 666.6kb View
IVF Unit (Fertilisation Centres) 481.6kb View
Laboratory Unit 877.4kb View
Linen Handling Unit 510.5kb View
Main Entrance Unit 559.4kb View
Nuclear Medicine Unit 581.6kb View
Medical Imaging Unit - General 934.0kb View
Mental Health Unit - Adult 730.8kb View
Mental Health Unit - Child & Adolescent 618.9kb View
Mental Health Unit - Older Persons 591.6kb View
Mental Health Unit - Outpatient 467.5kb View
Mobile Healthcare Unit 362.1kb View
Mortuary - General 481.5kb View
Oncology Unit - Medical (Chemotherapy) 611.7kb View
Oncology Unit - Radiation 1.1mb View
Operating Unit 1.9mb View
Outpatients Unit 931.0kb View
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit 724.5kb View
Pharmacy Unit 669.0kb View
Pharmaceutical Factories 775.0kb View
Public & Staff Amenities Unit 385.8kb View
Rehabilitation - Allied Health Unit 609.7kb View
Renal Dialysis Unit 766.9kb View
Sterile Supply Unit (SSU) 667.8kb View
Stroke Centre 758.1kb View
Sub-acute Aged Care Unit 714.9kb View
Supply Unit 475.4kb View
Waste Management Unit 387.8kb View
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