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The Australasian Health Facility Guidelines: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Australasian Health Infrastructure Alliance Country Resources Mental Health Service Standards Australia, New Zealand 31 December 2012 Guidelines child and adolescent mental health, mental health facility, service standards

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This Health Planning Unit (HPU) has been developed for use by project staff
(architects, planners, engineers, project managers and other consultants) and for end users, to facilitate the process of planning and design. It is intended to assist with the planning and design of a unit that will be fit for purpose in accordance with its designated service delineation / capability and defined catchment population.

INDEX 1
INTRODUCTION 2
Preamble 2
Introduction 2
Policy Framework 3
Description of Unit 4
PLANNING 7
Operational Models 7
Operational Policies 8
Planning Models 11
Functional Areas 12
Functional Relationships 18
DESIGN 19
Access 19
Parking Requirements 19
Disaster Planning 19
Infection Control 19
Environmental Considerations 20
Space Standards and Components 22
Safety and Security 24
Finishes 26
Fixtures and Fittings 26
Building Services Requirements 28
COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT 31
Standard Components 31
Non-standard Components 31
APPENDICES 36
Schedule of Accommodation 36
Functional Relationships 40
Checklists 41
References and Further Reading 41

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