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Health Facility Planning

The following article was written to improve awareness of the role of Health Facility Planners in consultant Teams preparing Briefing and Design Concepts for Health and Aged Care Facilities and was published in the December 2012 / January 2013 edition of the ‘Hospital & Aged Care Magazine’:

Aged Care Accommodation

In 1995 Garry Coff Consulting Services was appointed to conduct a Planning Study that resulted in the publication of a two volume report available for free download from the Australian National Library titled:

‘Strategic Capital Planning Study: Development of Aged Care Services and Accommodation Profiles within Country Hospitals (February, 1996)’.

The Study set out to develop methods of providing quality Aged Care Services within remote communities and to explore ways to improve viability within small rural health units across Rural South Australia. The study was carried out over a six month period and entailed extensive consultation with health unit executives and Board representatives to explain the purpose of the study and to obtain input regarding the needs of the local communities.  Facilities were inspected to review current services and update building plans to show recent changes and utilisation patterns at each of the facilities.

Report available for download at: