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
Family/ Carer Room - Super VIP F-CR-SVIP-D
Feeding Room FEED-D
Formula Room FORM-D
Fracture Clinic (Hand & Prosthetics) FRACL-D
Freezer Room FRRM-D
Flash Steriliser, 2m2 FST-2-D
General X-Ray GENXR-D
Goods Receipt - Pharmacy, 6m2 GRE-D
Gymnasium, 45m2 GYAH-45-D
Gymnasium - Paediatric Therapy GYAH-P-D
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Room - 1 Chamber HBOT-1-D
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Room - 2 Chambers HBOT-2-D
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Room - 4 Chambers HBOT-4-D
Hot Laboratory HTLB-D
Hydrotherapy Pool HYDP-D
Hydrotherapy Pool - Open Shower Area HYDSH-D
Hydrotherapy Pool Store HYDST-D
Interview Room - Family / Large INTF-D
Laser Imager LASI-D
Laundry - Hospital LAUN-HO-D
Laundry - Mental Health LAUN-MH-D
Laundry - Patient LAUN-PT-D
Lounge/ Dining - Activites (Mental Health), 20m2 LDA-MH-20-D
Lounge/ Dining - Super VIP LD-SVIP-D
Lecture Room, 75m2 LEC-75-D
Linen Holding - Clean LHO-CL-D
Linen Holding - Soiled LHO-SO-D
Lounge - Activities (Mental Health), 30m2 LNAC-30-D
Lounge - Adolescent, 10m2 LNAD-10-D
Lounge - Medical Officers, 20m2 LNMO-20-D
Lounge - Parent, 12m2 LNPA-12-D
Lounge - Patient, 15m2 LNPT-15-D
Lounge - Patient, Chemotherapy LNPT-CM-D
Lounge - Patient, Stage 2 Recovery (Typical Bay) LNPT-RS2-D
Lounge - Patient, Special LNPT-S-D
Loading Dock LODK-D
Library & Study/ Reading Area, 40m2 LSRA-40-D
Multi-functional Activities Room (Mental Health), 20m2 MAC-20-D
Majlis MAJ-30-D
Mammography - Interventional MAM-INT-D
Mammography MAMMO-D
Medication/ Treatment Room - Mental Health MED-MH-D
Medication Room, 10m2 MEDR-10-D
Meeting Room- Small, 9m2 MEET-9-D
Meeting Room - Medium/ Large, 15m2 MEET-L-15-D
Meeting Room - Medium/Large, 30m2 MEET-L-30-D
Meeting Room - Large, 55m2 MEET-L-55-D
Mould Room - Fitting MLD-FT-D
Mould Room - Workshop MLD-WS-D
Mortuary - Body Washing/ Embalming Room MOR-BW-D
Mortuary - Cool Store MOR-CS-D
Mortuary - Clean-up Area MOR-CU-D
Mortuary - Exit Lobby MOR-EX-D
Mortuary - Multipurpose Room MOR-VR-D
Mortuary - Waiting MOR-W-D
MRI Scanning Room, 42m2 MRI-42-D
Neonatal Bay - General Care NBGC-D
Neonatal Bay - Intensive Care NBICU-D
Neonatal Bay - Special Care NBSC-D
Observation Room OBS-D
Office - 2 Person Shared OFF-2P-D
Office - 3 Person Shared OFF-3P-D
Office - 4 Person Shared OFF-4P-D
Office - CEO OFF-CEO-D
Office - Clinical / Handover OFF-CLN-D
Office - Single Person, 12m2 OFF-S12-D
Office - Single Person, 9m2 OFF-S9-D
Office - Write-up Bay, 1m2 OFF-WI-1-D
Office - Write up (Shared) , 12m2 OFF-WIS-D
Office - Workstation OFF-WS-D
Operating Room - CT Control OR-CTCR-D
Operating Room- Digital OR-DIG-D
Operating Room - General ORGN-D
Operating Room - Hybrid - CT Scanning OR-HY-CT-D
Operating Room - Large ORLA-D
Operating Room - Minor ORMS-D
Operating Room - Robotic ORRB-D
Operating Room - Vascular/ Cardiac - Imaging OR-VC-D
Overnight Stay - Bedroom, 10m2 OVBR-10-D
Overnight Stay - Ensuite, 4m2 OVES-4-D
PACS Storage and Viewing PACS-D
Parenting Room PAR-D
Patient Bay - Critical, 20m2 PBC-20-D
Patient Bay - Critical, 24m2 PBC-24-D
Patient Bay - Holding, Enclosed, 12m2 PBHE-12-D
Patient Bay - Acute Treatment, 12m2 PBTR-A12-D
Patient Bay - Holding, 10m2 PBTR-H-10-D
Patient Bay - Non Acute Treatment, 10m2 PBTR-NA-D
Patient Bay - Resuscitation PBTR-R-D
Patient Bay - Recovery, Stage 1 PBTR-RS1-12-D
PET/CT Scanning Room PET-CT-D
Pharmacy - Counter PHA-CO-D
Physics Laboratory PHLAB-D
Play Area - Paediatric, 10m2 PLAP-10-D
Plaster Room, 14 m2 PLST-14-D
Podiatry Treatment, 14m2 PODTR-14-D
Prayer Room PRAR-20-D
Preparation Room - Non Sterile (Pharmacy) PREP-D
Preparation/ Set-up Room (Imaging) PREP-S-D
Procedure Room, 20 m2 PROC-20-D
Procedure Room, 25 m2 PROC-25-D
Property Bay, 3m2 PROP-3-D
Pathology/ Laboratory Module PTHLB-MOD-D
Pantry PTRY-D
Pantry - Super VIP PTRY-SVIP-D