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
Radiotherapy Bunker Control Room RAD-BCTR-D
Radiotherapy Bunker RAD-BUNK-D
Radiotherapy Simulator Room RAD-SIM-D
Radiotherapy Treatment Planning RAD-TRP-D
Reception (Emergency), 20m2 REC-E-D
Reception/ Clerical -10m2 RECL-10-D
Reception/ Clerical, 15m2 RECL-15-D
Respiratory / Biomedical Workroom REWM-D
Scrub Up / Gowning, 6m2 SCRB-6-D
Scrub Up / Gowning - Shared SCRBS-D
Screening Room (Fluoroscopy) SCRN-D
Seclusion Room SECL-D
Security Room, 10m2 SECR-10-D
Servery / Trolley Holding (Mental Health) SERV-MH-D
Set-Up Room, 8m2 SETUP-8-D
Shower - Decontamination SHDEC-D
Shower - Patient SHPT-D
Shower - Staff, 3m2 SHST-3-D
Specimen Collection Bay, 9m2 SPECC-D
SPECT - CT Room SPECT-CT-D
Specimen Reception/ Sort/ Preparation SPREC-D
Staff Room, 15m2 SRM-15-D
Staff Room, 25m2 SRM-25-D
Staff Station/ Clean Utility SSCU-D
Staff Station, 14m2 SSTN-14-D
Staff Station, 20m2 SSTN-20-D
Staff Station, 5m2 SSTN-5-D
Store - Accountable Drugs STAD-D
Store - Bulk, 20m2 STBK-20-D
Store - Cleaners STCL-D
Store - Chemical STCM-D
Store - Disaster Equipment STDE-D
Store - Drugs, 5m2 STDR-5-D
Store - Equipment, 10m2 STEQ-10-D
Store - Equipment, 14m2 STEQ-14-D
Store - Equipment, 20m2 STEQ-20-D
Store - Flammable Liquid STFL-D
Store - Files, 10m2 STFS-10-D
Store - General, 14m2 STGN-14-D
Store - General, 20m2 STGN-20-D
Store - General, 8m2 STGN-8-D
Store - Loan Equipment, 60m2 STLE-60-D
Store-Patient Property STPP-D
Store - Photocopy/ Stationery, 8m2 STPS-8-D
Store - Records (Active/Inactive), 60m2 STRS-60-D
Stress Testing STRT-D
Store - Sterile Stock, 12m2 STSS-12-D
Store- Sterile Stock, 20m2 (CSSU) STSS-20-D
Telephone Operator TLOP-D
Treatment Room TRMT-14-D
Treatment Bay - Chemotherapy TRMT-CHE-D
Treatment Room - Isolation - Renal Dialysis TRMT-IS-RD-D
Treatment Room - Paediatrics TRMT-P-D
Treatment Bay - Renal Dialysis TRMT-RD-D
Treatment Room - Secure Assessment TRSA-D
Ultrasound ULTR-D
Waiting, 10m2 WAIT-10-D
Waiting, 15m2 WAIT-15-D
Waiting, 20 m2 WAIT-20-D
Waiting, 30 m2 WAIT-30-D
Waiting - Secure WAIT-SEC-D
Waiting - Sub WAIT-SUB-D
Wash-up Room WASH-D
Toilet- Accessible, 6m2 WCAC-D
Toilet - Patient WCPT-D
Toilet - Public WCPU-3-D
Toilet - Staff WCST-D
Workshop - Fitters/ Plumbers WK-FP-D
Workshop - General Maintenance WK-GM-D
Workshop - Prosthetics WK-PRO-D
Welding Booth WLB-D
Workshop - Biomedical WS-BM-D
Workshop/Store - Gardener WSS-GAR-D
Workshop/Store - Painters WSS-PT-15-D
Water Treatment Plant Room WTPL-D
Viewing and Reporting XRRR-D