Hospital Specific Design and Architecture Part 2


How to ensure an ideal design?

  1. Follow the dedicated building codes and byelaws prepared for hospitals
    • NBC, local, Byelaws, AERB etc.
    • NABH Guidelines
  2. Parking facilities
  3. Follow Fire Safety measures
    • Space around the building
    • Easy escape routes displayed
    • Door width in critical cares
    • Need for Ramp
    • Sprinkler Systems
  4. Space Planning
    • Room heights
    • Ramps width and slope
    • Staircase ,Lifts, and Corridor facilities.
  5. Providing for Infection Control Measures
    • Segregation of Critical and non Critical areas
    • OT Complex/CSSD Zoning
    • Unidirectional Movement
    • Sanitization stations
  6. Patient and Visitor centric Designs
    • Waiting areas
    • Positive distribution like child friendly designs
    • Disabled friendly facilities
    • Prayer room
    • Outside view/ natural ventilation

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