The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) Health Facility Guidelines (HAAD-HFG) represent a virtual encyclopaedia of knowledge for the Briefing, Planning and Design of Healthcare facilities.
This application belongs to HAAD and is freely licensed to all users world-wide. This application including its contents have been developed by TAHPI Pty Limited for and on behalf of HAAD. Neither HAAD, nor TAHPI take any responsibility for the use or misuse of the information contained in this application. Users must rely on their own judgment in designing healthcare facilities and must exercise due diligence, care and professional skills.
HAAD-HFG includes up to 31 Functional Planning Units or FPU’s (eg Hospital Departments) and 441 IP-free Medical Templates for immediate use.
This application requires initial internet access to view each file. After initial viewing, files can be accessed off-line.
This is an indispensible tool in the hands of Healthcare Architects, Planners, Hospital Owners and Inspectors working in the UAE. 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” 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 441 unique room types 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 use or replicate these plans in any way that suits their projects. The choice and responsibility will be theirs. The re-sale of these plans as part of other guidelines or software applications is prohibited.
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.
HAAD HFG is the legal requirement for the licensing of healthcare facilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
The PRO version of the application is also available, providing the contents of the HAAD HFG’s as well as other International Health Facility Guidelines in one convenient application. More Countries are added progressively as the application is updated. Here is a list of guidelines in the PRO version which is named “International Health Facility Guidelines” or iHFG PRO on the AppStore:
- 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