A larger Interview Room to undertake confidential discussion and/ or counselling between staff, patients and or family members where required. The Interview Room may be used as a multipurpose room for small staff groups or discussions. An external outlook is desirable. The room should allow wheelchair access.
The Interview Room - Family may also be used for mental health patients. If used for this purpose an observation window (toughened glass with integral venetians) should be installed.
Acoustics: Sound attenuation level - high; Acoustic privacy required.
Additional Design Considerations:
- A second egress door may be required for staff safety and security
24.10.2010 First Draft
02.05.2011 Fabric, FF remarks updated
23.10.2014 Description, FE updated
07.01.2015 Modification to FF
04.07.2016 Document amended to match RLS: small table added
01.09.2022 Fabric, FF, FE & Services updated
03.09.2023 RDS reviewed
Fabric and outline specifications
vinyl also acceptable
920mm clear opening, lock set, observation panel
To door frame
150mmH x 20mm thick nominal
MDF also acceptable; or floor vinyl coved skirting if vinyl is used
Drop-in tiles, 600x600 mm
use set plasterboard ceiling for mental health applications
Protection plate to 900mm AFFL
Fittings and Furniture (FF)
Selection / Remarks
to external window if provided; vertical blinds also acceptable; integral venetian if for mental health use