Health Planning Units

Health Planning Units are a key feature of the AusHFG and provide detailed information regarding common clinical departments or services in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Examples include a range of inpatient units, a medical imaging department and community health centre.

Each Health Planning Unit contains information relating to a service description, related policies and guidelines, operational planning and design considerations. Each Health Planning Unit also includes a detailed schedule of accommodation and functional relationship diagram. In selected Health Planning Units, the schedules of accommodation may describe a range of service levels or scenarios so that information can be used to brief services ranging from small district hospitals through to complex tertiary hospital services.

Each Health Planning Unit is reviewed on a three year cycle to ensure changes in clinical, technical or operational requirements are considered.

For information about this new release of Health Planning Unit documents, please go to the Website Update page.

For all Part and HPU archives Revisions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 go to the Part and HPU Archive page.


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01/03/2016

HPU120 Administration Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements to assist those planning office and related support space....More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU134 Adult Acute Mental Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the admission, assessment and treatment of...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU140 Allied Health/ Therapy Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a health service providing a range of inpatient...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU155 Ambulatory Care Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the provision of health services on a same day basis....More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU170 Cardiac Investigations Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a range of related services including cardiac...More Details >>

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21/12/2016

HPU132 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the admission, assessment and...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU255 Community Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a centre delivering a range of integrated primary and...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU260 Coronary Care Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the

support, monitoring and treatment of highly...More Details >>

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29/06/2016

HPU270 Day Surgery/ Procedure Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a range of surgical and endoscopic procedures...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU300 Emergency Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements to receive, assess, stabilise and manage patients who present with...More Details >>

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21/12/2016

HPU430 Front of House describes operational, functional and design requirements for a range of facilities including the main entry, public...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU240 Health Information Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the maintenance and management of medical records,...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU490 Hospital Mortuary/ Autopsy Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements required to support delivery of these services....More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU340 Inpatient Accommodation Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the diagnosis, care and treatment of inpatients...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU 360 Intensive Care Unit – General Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for management and treatment of patients with...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU390 Intensive Care Unit – Neonatal/ Special Care Nursery describes operational, functional and design requirements for the management of...More Details >>

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18/05/2017

HPU510 Maternity Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a range of services that support the management of pregnant...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU330 Medical Assessment Unit is provided as an addendum to HPU340 Inpatient Accommodation Unit. Medical Assessment Units are provided to manage...More Details >>

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Medical Assessment Unit
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01/03/2016

HPU440 Medical Imaging Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the provision of a centralised facility accommodating a...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU137 Mental Health Intensive Care Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the management and treatment of those with...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU350 Multipurpose Service Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a facility providing a wide range of services to...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU136 Non Acute Mental Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the management of those requiring non-acute...More Details >>

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23/05/2016

HPU500 Nuclear Medicine / PET Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the provision of a centralised facility...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU135 Older Persons Acute Mental Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the admission, assessment and...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU520 Operating Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the management of a range of surgical and related procedures....More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU280 Oral Health Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the provision of dental services to both adults and children...More Details >>

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07/06/2016

HPU540 Paediatric/ Adolescent Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for an inpatient unit to manage babies, toddlers, and...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU550 Pathology Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements a dedicated and centralised facility to accommodate of pathology...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU560 Pharmacy Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a range of pharmacy services to be accommodated in hospitals....More Details >>

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21/12/2016

HPU133 Psychiatric Emergency Care Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for a short stay unit for people presenting to an...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU600 describes operational, functional and design requirements for a Radiation Oncology Unit. Radiation therapy is the medical use of ionising...More Details >>

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01/03/2016

HPU610 Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements to inform the development of inpatient and...More Details >>

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24/05/2016

HPU620 Renal Dialysis Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the management haemodialysis and training. This document...More Details >>

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18/05/2016

HPU190 Sterilizing Services Unit describes operational, functional and design requirements for the centralised management and reprocessing of...More Details >>