SHCC Guidelines


Version 1.1 - 2014

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Welcome to SHCC Health Facility Guidelines

The new SHCC Health Facility Guidelines (HFGs) are available for viewing and free download through this web site. For quick access to the guidelines index page, click on "Guidelines" on the navigation bar to the left or the Cover Page below. To go directly to the relevant Parts, A to E, click one of the Quick Links below.

Part A

Administrative Provisions

Part B

Health Facility Briefing & Design

Part C

Access, Mobility, OH&S

Part D

Infection Control

Part E


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The material is intended solely to inform the users and provide a guide for the design of Healthcare facilities.


These guidelines are intended for reference and use by reasonably skilled and experienced professionals. They do not reduce the obligation of the designers and other users to comply with all Statutory and Legislative requirements or exercise their duty of care. SHCC and the authors of these guidelines do not accept responsibility for any consequences of the use or abuse of these guidelines. The material on this website may be changed or updated at any time without prior notice.


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