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 FPUís (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 ìStandard Componentsî or SCís.
These are 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 RLSís has a counterpart in written form called Room Data Sheets. These are from 2 to 6 pages of compact written description and 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 ìHealth Projects Internationalî (HPI), the acknowledged specialists in Health Planning and author of numerous international healthcare standards and guidelines. Various customisations of the iHFG are offered by HPIís international network (TAHPI).
In this LITE version, only the the generic International iHFGís are provided for iPhone. It includes all the content described above.
The separate PRO version of the application provides the above iHFG content as well as several other International Health Facility Guidelines in one convenient application. More Countries are added progressively as the application is updated.
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.