The International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) represent a virtual encyclopaedia of knowledge for the Briefing, Planning and Design of Healthcare facilities. IHFG includes up to 33 Functional Planning Units or FPU’s (eg Hospital Departments) and 450 ready to use IP free Medical Templates for immediate use.
This is an indispensible tool in the hands of Healthcare Architects, Planners, Hospital Owners, Inspectors and Health Authorities.
These guidelines are accessed through an intuitive User Interface which is divided into 5 parts:
Part A- Administrative Provisions
Part B- Health Facility Briefing and Planning
Part C- Access, Mobility, Occupational Health and Safety
Part D- Infection Control
Part E- Engineering
The Medical Templates are provided as “Standard Components” and offered in two formats:
Room Layout Sheets (RLS)- These are highly detailed A3 size Architectural plans complete with Metric dimensions, abbreviations, codes etc. Each of the 450 unique room type which makes up all the Hospital departments has been provided in Plan form plus 4 elevations including installation height of fixtures and equipment. The detail provided is almost ready to build. Designers are free to copy or use these plans in any way that suits their projects. The choice and responsibility will be theirs.
Room Data Sheets (RDS)- Each of the above RLS’s has a counterpart in written form called Room Data Sheets. These are 2 to 6 pages of compact specifications under several categories:
Primary Information- Minimum size in m2, occupancy, special requirements, adjacencies etc.
Building Fabric and Finishes- All requirements of the building fabric for each room including Floor, Walls, Wall protection, Ceiling, Cornice, Observation etc.
Furniture and Fittings- All the non-serviced content in the room including chairs, tables, trolleys, bed screens etc
Fixtures and Equipment- All the serviced content in the room including sanitary fixtures and medical equipment etc
Building Services- All the required serviced outlet types and quantities including power, lighting, nurse call, medical gas, data, hydraulics, security etc
All of the above are offered for viewing on the iPhone in PDF format. The application will check for updates at the source and will auto-download any changes to the device memory.
The International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) have been created and are managed by “Health Projects International” (HPI), the acknowledged specialists in Health Planning and author of numerous international healthcare standards and guidelines. Various customisations of the iHFG are offered by HPI’s international network (TAHPI).
Single customisations of iHFG are provided for iPAD and iPhone under the title of (LITE).
This PRO version of the application provides the contents of the iHFG’s as well as other International Health Facility Guidelines in one convenient application. More Countries are added progressively as the application is updated.
Apart from Country-specific Guidelines, this version provides a Generic (international) set of Guidelines which can be used in any Country after checking with over-riding local regulations and Authority requirements. This generic version is the first icon on the list of guidelines offered.
This version of the iHFG iPhone application includes the following Guidelines:
iHFG- International Generic
Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (for Australia and New Zealand) (AHFG by AHIA)
Health Authority of Abu Dhabi Health Facility Guidelines (HAAD-HFG) for the UAE
Design Guidelines for Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres in the State of Victoria (Australia)
AHFG customised for PNG
iHFG customised for India
Additional guidelines for other Countries may appear as greyed out buttons until they are progressively activated and users notified.