This guideline is for public reference information and for application by provincial departments of Health in the planning and implementation of health facilities. The approved guidelines will be applicable to the planning, design and implantation of all 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 all existing healthcare facilities. This document details the changes to the professional service providers and includes quantity surveyors and architects.
The guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Facility Assembly Schedule Toolkit (FAST) briefing tool (v3.0) User Guide