The International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) represent a virtual encyclopaedia of knowledge for the Briefing, Planning and Design of Healthcare facilities. IHFG includes up to 33 Functional Planning Units or FPU’s (eg Hospital Departments) and 450 ready to use IP free Medical Templates for immediate use.
This is an indispensible tool in the hands of Healthcare Architects, Planners, Hospital Owners, Inspectors and Health Authorities.
These guidelines are accessed through an intuitive User Interface which is divided into 5 parts:
Part A- Administrative Provisions
Part B- Health Facility Briefing and Planning
Part C- Access, Mobility, Occupational Health and Safety
Part D- Infection Control
Part E- Engineering
The Medical Templates are provided as “Standard Components” and offered in two formats:
Room Layout Sheets (RLS)- These are highly detailed A3 size Architectural plans complete with Metric dimensions, abbreviations, codes etc. Each of the 450 unique room type which makes up all the Hospital departments has been provided in Plan form plus 4 elevations including installation height of fixtures and equipment. The detail provided is almost ready to build. Designers are free to copy or use these plans in any way that suits their projects. The choice and responsibility will be theirs.
Room Data Sheets (RDS)- Each of the above RLS’s has a counterpart in written form called Room Data Sheets. These are 2 to 6 pages of compact specifications under several categories:
Primary Information- Minimum size in m2, occupancy, special requirements, adjacencies etc.
Building Fabric and Finishes- All requirements of the building fabric for each room including Floor, Walls, Wall protection, Ceiling, Cornice, Observation etc.
Furniture and Fittings- All the non-serviced content in the room including chairs, tables, trolleys, bed screens etc
Fixtures and Equipment- All the serviced content in the room including sanitary fixtures and medical equipment etc
Building Services- All the required serviced outlet types and quantities including power, lighting, nurse call, medical gas, data, hydraulics, security etc
All of the above are offered for viewing on the iPAD in PDF format. The application will check for updates at the source and will auto-download any changes to the device memory.
The International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) have been created and are managed by “Health Projects International” (HPI), the acknowledged specialists in Health Planning and author of numerous international healthcare standards and guidelines. Various customisations of the iHFG are offered by HPI’s international network (TAHPI).
Single customisations of iHFG are provided for iPAD and iPhone under the title of (LITE).
This PRO version of the application provides the contents of the iHFG’s as well as other International Health Facility Guidelines in one convenient application. More Countries are added progressively as the application is updated.
Apart from Country-specific Guidelines, this version provides a Generic (international) set of Guidelines which can be used in any Country after checking with over-riding local regulations and Authority requirements. This generic version is the first icon on the list of guidelines offered.
This version of the iHFG iPAD application includes the following Guidelines:
iHFG- International Generic
Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (for Australia and New Zealand) (AHFG by AHIA)
Health Authority of Abu Dhabi Health Facility Guidelines (HAAD-HFG) for the UAE
Design Guidelines for Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres in the State of Victoria (Australia)
AHFG customised for PNG
iHFG customised for India
Additional guidelines for other Countries may appear as greyed out buttons until they are progressively activated and users notified.
Refresh look design with UI/UX improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a really exciting and useful App. I run user group meetings for hospital projects all over the world, and to have the ability to access the Australasian, International and other guidelines so easily (without need to haul copious hard copies) is unbelievably handy. The function to search for and display RDS and RLS for the standard components is extremely useful for cross referencing and comparison - and can be utilized real time during user group meetings/ workshops as well as for research. I hope that we will be able to access guidelines including Asia, UK, Europe and USA in the future. The App could be improved (slightly) if the RDs and RLS could be opened in "Docs to Go" or other PDF reader on iPad. I would recommend this App as an essential tool for anyone who is in medical planning, health and hospital design/ architecture, and who is involved in user group consultation.
It's early days for the ihfg for ipad and already it is an essential app for me. As a health planner or a hospital operator, access to health facility guidelines and briefing methodology is an essential tool. This is an effective information database that I will have on hand to support my health planning business. I know the background of the developer HPI and I know that this app will continue to grow and improve.
- Health Projects International
- 2.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © TAHPI
- In-App Purchases
- pack of up to 5 DWG files $19.99
- pack of up to 10 DWG files $30.99
- pack of 1 DWG file $4.49
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.