News Archive

News Archive

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, 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, 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

Date published Thursday, April 5, 2018

The following AusHFG Standard Component sets and HPU document have been updated:

  • Inpatient Bed Room Standard Components,
  • Maternity Standard Components, and
  • the Inpatient Accommodation Unit HPU document (SOA only). 

Major updates to the Standard Components include:

  • Inpatient Bed Room layouts that include inboard, outboard and back-to-back... More Details
Date published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HPU 131 Mental Health – Overarching Guideline (Version 1, 14 March 2018) is a new guideline that describes the generic planning and design requirements to be considered when planning mental health inpatient units. It has been developed to act as a Part 1 to each of the following six mental health guidelines:

·       HPU 132 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit;

·       HPU 133... More Details

Date published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

An updated health planning unit, HPU260 Cardiac Care Unit (Revision 7), has been uploaded and describes operational, functional and design requirements for the support, monitoring and treatment of highly dependent patients with medical or surgical cardiac conditions. In addition, this document also describes the... More Details

Date published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

An updated health planning unit, HPU610 Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit (Revision 3), has been uploaded and describes the operational, functional and design requirements to inform the development of rehabilitation inpatient units and associated therapy areas to improve the functional status of a patient with an impairment... More Details

Date published Thursday, October 5, 2017

We have updated our photo library with some new designs from Kempsey District Hospital and Blacktown Hospital in New South Wales, and Nambour General Hospital and Rockhampton Base Hospital in Queensland. Please click here to view.

Date published Thursday, August 24, 2017

We are pleased to announce improvements to our facility for subscribing to email alerts.

In order to target our communications more effectively, we have provided the following three options for subscribing to alerts:

1. Publication alerts (e.g. AusHFG Part updates, HPU updates, Standard Component updates)

2. BIM updates (e.g. Model updates, Item Control Schedule updates)... More Details

Date published Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Room Data Sheets for the following Standard Components have been republished today:

1 Bed Room - Holding, 12m2

1 Bed Room - Special, 18m2

1 Bed Room - CCU, 20m2

1 Bed Room - Inboard Ensuite

1 Bed Room - Inboard Ensuite, Type 2

1 Bed Room - Inboard Ensuite, Type 3

1 Bed Room - Shared Ensuite

1 Bed Room - Back to Back Ensuite

2... More Details

Date published Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dear AusHFG Community members,

Please be advised that the AusHFG website will be temporarily unavailable between 9am and 9.30am Monday 19 June 2017.

This is to enable a scheduled update of the website's hosting software.

Regular updates are necessary for us to continue to maintain a high quality website service to you, but we know that they are inconvenient and thank you... More Details

Date published Thursday, May 18, 2017

An updated health planning unit, HPU510 Maternity Unit (Revision 7) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design  of maternity services including outpatient care, birthing and inpatient care. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for... More Details

Date published Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dear AusHFG Community members,

Please be advised that the AusHFG website will be temporarily unavailable between 9am and 9.30am Tuesday 16 May 2017.

This is to enable a scheduled update of the website's security software.

Regular updates are necessary for us to continue to maintain a high quality website service to you, but we know that they are inconvenient and thank you... More Details

Date published Friday, March 31, 2017

Further to our News item of 15 March 2017, we are pleased to advise that publication of documentation produced as a result of the AusHFG Review of Item Coding and Naming Conventions is complete.

The outcomes of the Review included the adoption of new naming and coding conventions that give the AusHFG item library greater rigour and will optimise its use within contemporary design, FFE... More Details

Date published Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In October 2016, we announced a Review of AusHFG Item Codes and Naming Conventions.

After six months of intensive work, the review is now complete and AHIA would like to extend its thanks to the many industry and jurisdictional representatives that contributed to its outcomes or provided feedback during the public comment periods.

The outcomes of the Review include the adoption... More Details

Date published Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A new AusHFG resource has been  developed entitled Isolation Rooms - Engineering and Design Requirements (Revision 1). This document has been developed to:

  •  provide an up-to-date resource to projects as it is anticipated that HB260 Hospital Acquired Infections - Engineering Down the Risk (2003) will be... More Details
Date published Wednesday, December 21, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU133 Psychiatric Emergency Care (PECC) (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of a short stay unit for people presenting to an Emergency Department with acute mental health illness. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development... More Details

Date published Wednesday, December 21, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU132 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (Revision 7) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design  of an inpatient unit for the admission, assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian... More Details

Date published Wednesday, December 21, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU430 Front of House Unit (Revision 7) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of a range of facilities including the main entry, public amenities and pastoral/ spiritual care. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed... More Details

Date published Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In October this year, we announced the start of a review of AusHFG item codes and naming conventions. 

An AusHFG ‘item’ is any item that appears in the Room Data Sheets under the Room Fabrics, Fittings and Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment & Associated Services, and Services lists.

Since then, both the AHIA BIM sub-group and a supporting workgroup of industry representatives... More Details

Date published Friday, October 28, 2016

At its October 2016 Strategy meeting, AHIA decided to undertake a review of the AusHFG item codes and naming conventions. An AusHFG ‘item’ is any item that appears in the Room Data Sheets under the Room Fabrics, Fittings and Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment & Associated Services, and Services lists.

The review will seek to strengthen the extensively-used AusHFG item coding and... More Details

Date published Monday, July 4, 2016

NSW Health Infrastructure has updated the Engineering Services Guideline (August 2016). This Guideline underpins the planning and design of all public health projects across NSW. This document was formally known as TS11 Engineering Services &... More Details

Date published Wednesday, June 29, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU270 Day Surgery/ Procedure Unit (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of surgical and procedural services . This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process with clinicians... More Details

Date published Tuesday, June 7, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU540 Paediatric / Adolescent Unit (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of services to support the needs of children and young people. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive... More Details

Date published Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU620 Renal Dialysis Unit (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of renal dialysis services. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process.

Major changes include:... More Details

Date published Monday, May 23, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU500 Nuclear Medicine/ PET Unit (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of these services. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process.

Major changes include:

... More Details
Date published Wednesday, May 18, 2016

An updated health planning unit, HPU190 Sterilizing Services Unit (Revision 6) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of this health planning unit. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process.

Major changes... More Details

Date published Friday, March 11, 2016

The following AusHFG resource has been added.

  • WCPT -  Toilet - Patient, 4m2 Standard Component is now available on the Website. This Standard Component has been reviewed, redocumented and reissued. These changes include findings from recent projects and post occupancy evaluations. In most cases, the changes are significant.
Date published Friday, March 4, 2016

The following AusHFG resources have been updated.

  • TRMT - Treatment Room. This Standard Component has been reviewed, redocumented and reissued. These changes include findings from a review of recent projects and post occupancy evaluations. In most cases, the changes are significant. This room provides a private and controlled environment for patient consultations,... More Details
Date published Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The AusHFG Website was re-launched on Tuesday 1st March 2016.  The new and improved website represents the culmination of a three year project overseen by AHIA to consolidate and update the AusHFG resources and data.

The AusHFG website design has been informed by industry user consultation to ensure the new AusHFG website meets their needs.

Date published Monday, November 2, 2015

​The Association for Children with a Disability has published an update to the Changing Places Transforming Lives Information Kit (November 2015) to assist in the planning and design of Changing Places toilets.

While inclusion of these spaces is not mandatory, some jurisdictions have already committed to their provision and health services are increasingly requesting that this type of... More Details