The following Operational Briefing Documents are available in support of all projects:
We ensure we understand and document the range and mix of services and key issues influencing them. We carefully consider the viability and scope of services and the relationship with other healthcare facilities and agencies in order to enable effective planning.
An overview of requirements, quantifying key variables such as in-patient bed numbers, mix of clinical specialities, clinic support services and auxiliary services.
The philosophy and ethos of the care environment is outlined covering issues such as the degree of privacy, confidentiality, social and faith issues, and dignity and access requirements.
Site characteristics, accessibility and relationship with other healthcare facilities will be described. Specific site issues or challenges will be assessed and resolved.
This will cover scale and style, integration with other facilities on the site, zoning and relationships between services, information technology, design of patient areas, privacy and confidentiality, role and use of external space, expansion strategy, flexibility and shared use of space and interior design.
A detailed analysis of each service, department and type of room with reference to scope, sizing, relationship to other services, reference to relevant local requirements, published guidance documents, operational policies, numbers and type of personnel and other relevant issues.
This element of the documentation describes the functional content and accommodation by type of service. It details: