The Minister of Health has published, in terms of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003), some of the Health Infrastructure Norms, Standards and Guidelines in three Government Gazettes:
- pdf No. 37348 R 116, 17 February 2014 (104 KB)
- pdf No. 37790 R 512, 30 June 2014 (154 KB)
- pdf No. 38776 R 414, 8 May 2015 (170 KB)
The gazetted guidelines are for application by Provincial Departments of Health in the planning and implementation of public sector health facilities. The are applicable to the planning, design and implementation of all new building projects. Any deviations from the voluntary standards should be motivated during the Infrastructure Delivery Management Systems (IDMS) gateway approval process. The guidelines should not be seen as a requirement necessitating the alteration and upgrading of existing healthcare facilities. In addition, a number of ungazetted guidelines are published for information.