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Reception (Emergency), 20m2
PACS Storage and Viewing
Daylight Processing
Echocardiography - Trans-oesophageal
Film Processing, Viewing and Reporting
General X-ray
Store - Disaster Equipment
Stress Testing
X-ray Viewing and Reporting
Patient Bay - Resuscitation, 25m2
Catheter Laboratory Procedure Room
Catheter Lab Control / Reporting Room
Screening Room (Fluoroscopy)
Shower - Decontamination, 8m2
Consult Room - ENT/ Ophthalmology
CT Scanning - Control Room
CT Scanning - Procedure Room
Patient Bay - Critical (Enclosed), 25m2
Patient Bay - Acute Treatment, 12m2
Patient Bay - Critical, 20m2
Patient Bay - Critical, 24m2
Patient Bay - Critical (Enclosed), 20m2
Ambulance Triage
Angiography Control/ Reporting Room
Angiography Procedure Room
Angiography Sterile Store/ Set-up
Neonatal Bay - General Care, 5m2
Neonatal Bay - Intensive Care, 12m2
Neonatal Bay - Special Care, 10m2
B.0170 -
Cardiac Investigation Unit
B.0300 -
Emergency Unit
B.0360 -
Intensive Care - General
B.0390 -
Intensive Care - Neonatal Special Care Nursery

News (last 12 months)

Date published Friday, February 1, 2019

The following updated health planning units (HPUs) have been uploaded:

  • 134 – Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • 135 – Older Peoples Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • 136 – Non Acute Inaptient Mental Health Unit
  • 137 – Mental Health Intensive Care Unit.

These HPUs describe the operational, functional and design requirements for a range... More Details

Date published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

An updated health planning unit, HPU440 Medical Imaging Unit (Revision 7), has been uploaded. This HPU describes the operational, functional and design requirements for the provision of a range of medical imaging modalities for diagnostic and therapeutic radiological examinations. The revised version has been informed... More Details

Date published Friday, September 28, 2018

AHIA is pleased to announce the provision of a new AusHFG resource: the AusHFG IFC model.

The AusHFG IFC model contains all currently modelled Standard Components in a platform neutral, open file format. The IFC model can be explored by designers and non-designers alike via any software platform that carries an IFC viewer. An associated document, Notes on use of the AusHFG IFC model... More Details

Date published Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An updated revision of Part C (Revision 6.0, 18 September 2018) has been uploaded. This was developed through an extensive consultation process that included specialty architectural, DDA, BCA and security consultants.

Major changes are as follows:

  • inclusion of a comprehensive description of the AusHFG Method of Measurement;
  • inclusion of recommended intra-... More Details
Date published Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The paper ‘Culturally Sensitive Planning and Design’ is a new AusHFG resource that has been developed with input from all AHIA jurisdictions.

It provides information relating to the process for engaging with cultural representatives and overarching design considerations to assist Users in ensuring that healthcare facilities incorporate culturally sensitive planning and design solutions... More Details

Date published Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Part E has been retired due to variations in the delivery of engineering services across jurisdictions. 

Relevant jurisdictional specific references are included under the Part E tab on the AusHFG website: More Details

Date published Tuesday, July 10, 2018

An updated health planning unit, B.0520 Operating Unit (Revision 6), has been uploaded and describes the operational, functional and design requirements for the management of a range of surgical and related procedures. The revised version has been informed by an extensive consultation process with clinical experts... More Details

Date published Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The following updates to the standard components for mental health rooms have been uploaded. The updated rooms include:

1 Bed Room - Mental Health - Inboard Ensuite, 14m2 - 1BR-MH-A

1 Bed Room - Mental Health - Back to Back Ensuite, 14m2 - 1BR-MH-C

Ensuite - Mental Health - Inboard, 5m2 - ENS-MH-A

Ensuite - Mental Health - Inboard Access from Corridor, 5m2 - ENS-MH-... More Details

Date published Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A new project resource 'Pendant and Digital Integration in Operating Rooms (DOR)' has been established under Project Resources. This document sets out terminology that can be used to describe typical pendant configuration and digital integration in operating rooms (DOR), based on contemporary equipment supply... More Details

Date published Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The AusHFG team would like to thank those who have taken the time to complete our AusHFG User Survey. Your feedback is much appreciated.

A reminder to those who have not yet had the chance to complete the 10 minute survey - there is still time to do so. 

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Date published Tuesday, April 24, 2018

We are keen to learn more about our user community and your experience of using the AusHFG resources on our website.

We are committed to continuously improving the quality of the AusHFG resources. Your feedback will assist us in evaluating their effectiveness and will be used to inform the prioritisation of future AusHFG reviews... More Details