Standard Components


Standard Components are a core aspect of Health Facility Guidelines. These components provide detailed information on the most common rooms and spaces which are found in health facilities. Each component is comprised of a Room Data Sheet (RDS) and Room Layout Sheet (RLS).

Room Data Sheets (RDS’s) represent the detailed briefing requirements of individual room types. Some RDS’s provide options for certain elements such as materials. If an external document refers to these RDS’s, without qualifying the choice of options, then the default options will prevail. In case of any discrepancy between various documents, the RDS’s will take precedence.

Where materials or elements are mentioned by generic type (eg Vinyl), the requirements may be satisfied by other materials and elements which have very similar properties (eg impervious sheet flooring).

The Room Layout Sheets (RLS’s) are indicative plan layouts and elevations illustrating an example of good design. The RLS shown are deemed to satisfy these Guidelines. Alternative layouts and innovative planning shall be deemed to comply with these Guidelines provided that the following criteria are met:

- Compliance with the text of these Guidelines

- Minimum floor areas as shown in the schedule of accommodation in each FPU

- Additional 2 M2 added for each additional door above the minimum required number

- Heights and dimensions where shown

- Any Clean/ Dirty separations shown or implied

- Accessibility to and around various objects as shown or implied

- Relative location and empirical dimensions of:

  • 1.Hand rails and Grab rails
  • 2.Call points, Power, Light Switch, Data and Gas outlets
  • 3.Bed Screens
  • 4.Sanitary Fixtures
Standard Components Code
1 Bed Room – Bariatric, 20m2 1BR-BA-20-D
1 Bed Room - ICU/HDU, 25m2 1BR-ICU-25-D
1 Bed Room - Isolation - Negative Pressure, 18m2 1BR-ISN-18-D
1 Bed Room - Isolation - Negative Pressure, 28m2 1BR-ISN-28-D
1 Bed Room - Isolation - Positive Pressure, 18m2 1BR-ISP-18-D
1 Bed Room - Isolation - Positive Pressure, 28m2 1BR-ISP-28-D
1 Bed Room - Large, 28m2 1BR-LG-28-D
1 Bed Room - Mental Health, 14m2 1BR-MH-14-D
1 Bed Room - Special, 28m2 1BR-SP-A-28-D
1 Bed Room - Special, CCU, 20m2 1BR-SP-B-20-D
1 Bed Room - Standard, 18m2 1BR-ST-18-D
1 Bed Room - Super VIP, 50m2 1BR-SVIP-50-D
1 Bed Room - VIP, 36m2 1BR-VIP-36-D
2 Bed Room - Mental Health, 28m2 2BR-MH-28-D
2 Bed Room - Standard, 28m2 2BR-ST-28-D
Ablution Room (Prayer Room) ABLU-13-D
ADL Bathroom ADLB-D
ADL Bedroom ADLBR-D
ADL Dining ADLD-D
ADL Kitchen - Enclosed ADLK-ENC-D
ADL Laundry, 8m2 ADLL-8-D
ADL Lounge ADLN-D
After Hours Drug Store, 4m2 AHDR-4-D
Airlock, 6m2 AIRL-6-D
Airlock - Entry, 10m2 AIRLE-10-D
Ambulance Triage AMBTR-D
Angiography Control/ Reporting Room ANCRT-D
Anaesthetic Induction Room ANIN-D
Angiography Procedure Room ANPR-D
Anteroom ANRM-D
Angiography Sterile Store/ Set-up ANSS-D
Anaesthetic Store ANST-D
Anaesthetic Workroom ANWM-D
Assembly/ Preparation (Pharmacy), 20m2 ASPR-20-D
Assembly/ Collation/ Coding, 35m2 ASSCO-D
Audiology Testing Room AUDIO-D
Audio-visual Room AUDV-D
Bathroom BATH-D
Bay - ATM, 6m2 BATM-6-D
Bay - Beverage, Enclosed BBEV-ENC-D
Bay - Beverage, Open Plan BBEV-OP-D
Bay - Blanket / Fluid Warmer, 1m2 BBW-1-D
Bay - Cleaning, 1.5m2 BCL-1-5-D
Bay - Drinks Dispenser, 1m2 BDD-1-D
Bay - Equipment Park, 12m2 BEQP-12-D
Bay - Emergency Shower & Eyewash, 1m2 BESE-1-D
Bay - Handwashing, Type A BHWS-A-D
Bay - Handwashing, Type B BHWS-B-D
Bay - Handwashing, Type C BHWS-C-D
Bay - Handwashing, Type D BHWS-D-D
Bay - Handwashing, PPE BHWS-PPE-D
Birthing Room - LDR BIRM-D
Blood Collection Bay, 5m2 BLDC-5-D
Blood Collection Work Area BLDCW-D
Blood Checking/ Labelling/ Work Area BLDWK-D
Bay - Linen BLIN-D
Blood Store BLST-D
Bay - Mobile Equipment, 4m2 BMEQ-4-D
Bay - Mobile Equipment (Enclosed), 4m2 BMEQE-4-D
Bay - Pathology, 1m2 BPATH-1-D
Bay - Personal Protective Equipment BPPE-D
Bay - Resuscitation Trolley BRES-D
Bay - Storage, 2m2 BS-2-D
Bay - Storage (Enclosed), 1m2 BSE-1-D
Bay - Utility, 1m2 BUT-1-D
Bay - Vending Machine, 3m2 BVM-3-D
Bay - Wheelchair Park, 4m2 BWC-D
Calibration - Testing Shop CAL-TEST-30-D
Cashier CASH-D
Change Room - Patient (Male/Female), 12m2 CHPT-12-D
Change Cubicle - Patient CHPT-2-D
Change Cubicle - Accessible CHPT-D-D
Change Room - Staff (Male/Female), 12 m2 CHST-12-D
Change Room - Staff (Male/Female), 20 m2 CHST-20-D
Catheter Laboratory Procedure Room CLAB-D
Catheter Lab Control/ Reporting Room CLCRT-D
Clerical Support / Medical Records CLREC-D
Cleaner's Room, 6m2 CLRM-6-D
Clean Utility / Medication, 14m2 CLUM-14-D
Clean-up Room, 7m2 CLUP-7-D
Clean-Up Room (Pathology) CLUP-P-D
Clean Utility, 12m2 CLUR-12-D
Clean Utility - Sub, 8m2 CLUR-8-D
Computer Equipment Room COEQ-D
Communication Room, 12m2 COMM-12-D
Computer Room, 20m2 COMM-20-D
Communications Room - Telephone Mainframe COMM-T-D
Consult / Exam Room CONS-D
Consult Room - ENT / Ophthalmology CONS-ENT-OPT-D
Consult Room - Mental Health CONS-MH-D
Cool Room CORM-D
Computer Training Room COTR-D
CT Scanner - Control Room CTCR-D
CT Scanning - Procedure Room CTPR-D
Cytotoxic Room CYT-D
Dental - Clean Up/ Sterilising, 8m2 DENCU-8-D
Dental - Imaging Room DENI-D
Dental Laboratory, 20m2 DENL-20-D
Dental Surgery, 14m2 DENSR-14-D
Dental Workroom, 12m2 DENW-12-D
Dining Room/ Beverage Bay (Mental Health), 25m2 DINBEV-25-D
Dining Room (Rehabilitation) DINR-D
Disposal Room, 8m2 DISP-8-D
Drug Information DRI-D
Dirty Utility, 12m2 DTUR-12-D
Dirty Utility, 14m2 DTUR-14-D
Dirty Utility - Sub DTUR-S-D
Echocardiography ECHO-D
Equipment Clean-up, 10m2 ECL-10-D
Equipment Clean Up, Sub Pathology ECL-SP-D
Electronics Laboratory ELAB-D
Endoscopy Procedure Room ENDP-D
Ensuite - Bariatric, 7m2 ENS-BA-7-D
Ensuite - Birthing Room, with Bath ENS-BR-A-D
Ensuite - Birthing Room, with Shower ENS-BR-B-D
Ensuite - Mental Health ENS-MH-D
Ensuite - Super ENS-SP-D
Ensuite - Standard - Additional Access ENS-ST-C-D
Ensuite - Standard ENS-ST-D
Ensuite - Super VIP ENS-SVIP-D
Ensuite - VIP ENS-VIP-D
Ensuite - Visitor ENS-VIS-D
Examination / Assessment Room - Birthing EXAS-B-D
Examination/ Assessment Room - Mental Health EXAS-MH-D