Community based care 26 May 2021

Mental Health Prevention And Recovery Care Unit Part B: Health facility briefing and planning

The Mental Health Prevention And Recovery Care Unit Part B: Health facility briefing and planning guideline has been developed for use by project staff, architects, planners, engineers, project managers and other consultants, and for end users.

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 role and defined catchment population.

The guideline outlines requirements for the planning and design of a Mental Health Prevention and Recovery Care service and must be read in conjunction with generic requirements and Standard Components as described in Parts A, B, C and D of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines.

Overview of Mental Health Prevention And Recovery Care Unit Part B: Health facility briefing and planning

Introduction

  • Preamble
  • General
  • Terminology
  • Therapeutic environment

Policy framework

  • Background
  • Mental Health Act
  • Consumer rights
  • Operational guidelines
  • Gender sensitivity and safety
  • Description of unit
  • Planning
  • Operational policies
  • Planning models
  • Design requirements
  • Staff and support areas
  • Consumer residential areas
  • Support area
  • Functional relationships

Design

  • General
  • Building strategies
  • Access
  • Parking requirements
  • Disaster planning
  • Infection control
  • Environmental considerations
  • Space standards and components
  • Safety and security
  • Finishes
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Building services requirements

Components of the unit

  • Standard components
  • Non-standard components

Attachment 1: Schedules of Accommodation

  • Generic youth 10-bed PARC
  • Generic adult 10-bed PARC
  • Generic 10-bed extended care PARC

Attachment 2: Functional relationships diagram

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