Increasing bed capacity for COVID-19 patients | Health Technical Advice
The purpose of this Health Technical Advice (HTA-2020-003) is to provide guidance to health agencies on infrastructure works and equipment provision that may be required to expand critical care capacity within existing hospital facilities to treat COVID-19 patients.
This document is to be read in conjunction with local ICU pandemic plans as developed by all healthcare organisations.
This HTA does not take the place of any applicable regulatory requirements such as building codes or Australian Standards and is intended to inform preparation and planning activities in response to increasing bed capacity for COVID-19.
This Health Technical Advice includes:
Identify areas to provide additional capacity
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
Fire risk assessment
Allow for appropriate bed-side clinical services
Medical service panels
Maintaining an adequate oxygen supply
Deliver the works
Procurement and delivery of works
Procurement of equipment and supplies
References and bibliography
COVID-19 medical services panel layout
Intensive care unit bed medical services panel
COVID-19 patient bed medical services panel
In-patient unit bed medical services panel
Sub-acute bed medical
Please note: This document has been prepared as a guide and for information purposes only. No legal obligation for any loss, damage or expense is incurred by any person relying on the information provided.