Guidelines in the Planning and Design of a Hospital and Other Hea...

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Guidelines in the Planning and Design of a Hospital and Other Health Facilities

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Department of Health November 2004
GUIDELINES IN THE PLANNING AND DESIGN
OF A HOSPITAL AND OTHER HEALTH FACILITIES

A hospital and other health facilities shall be planned and designed to observe appropriate architectural practices, to meet prescribed functional programs, and to conform to applicable codes as part of normal professional practice. References shall be made to the following:

• P. D. 1096 – National Building Code of the Philippines and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations
• P. D. 1185 – Fire Code of the Philippines and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations
• P. D. 856 – Code on Sanitation of the Philippines and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations
• B. P. 344 – Accessibility Law and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations • R. A. 1378 – National Plumbing Code of the Philippines and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations
• R. A. 184 – Philippine Electrical Code
• Manual on Technical Guidelines for Hospitals and Health Facilities Planning and Design. Department of Health, Manila. 1994
• Signage Systems Manual for Hospitals and Offices. Department of Health, Manila. 1994
• Health Facilities Maintenance Manual. Department of Health, Manila. 1995 • Manual on Hospital Waste Management. Department of Health, Manila. 1997 • District Hospitals: Guidelines for Development. World Health Organization Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series. 1992

• Guidelines for Construction and Equipment of Hospital and Medical Facilities. American Institute of Architects, Committee on Architecture for Health. 1992 • De Chiara, Joseph. Time-Saver Standards for Building Types. McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1980

1 Environment: A hospital and other health facilities shall be so located that it is readily accessible to the community and reasonably free from undue noise, smoke, dust, foul odor, flood, and shall not be located adjacent to railroads, freight yards, children's playgrounds, airports, industrial plants,...