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Part B: Section 90: Standard Components, Room Data Sheets and Room Layout Sheets
Part C: Design for Access, Mobility, OHS and Security
Part D: Infection Prevention and Control
Part E: Building Services and Environmental Design.
Project planning and delivery teams should also ensure that the design of residential aged care services facilities meet the requirements of the National Construction Code and all relevant legislative, regulatory, standards, guidelines and policy documents.
These guidelines are considered interim guidelines and will be updated with lessons learned from COVID-19 and The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in 2021. Once the guideline is finalised in 2021 it will be reviewed at least every three years to ensure it remains current with developing practice and design.
The guidelines are applicable to all public sector aged care building and refurbishment projects delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority.
Overview of Public sector residential aged care services [interim] facility design guidelines:
Models of care and support
Components of the unit
Appendix 1: Site selection matrix
Appendix 2: Schedules of accommodation
Appendix 3: Functional relationships diagram
Appendix 4: Design principles
Public Sector residential aged care services interim facility design guidelines (PDF)