HPI Quarantine Hospital Modular Design (COVID-19)

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Types A, B and C for Advanced Healthcare Systems.

Download: Type A 32 Bed Modular Plan

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Type D and E for Developing Healthcare Systems.

Download: Type D 64 Bed Modular Plan

Download: Type E 92 Bed Modular Plan

HPI Gift of Knowledge to the World – 5 Rapid Quarantine Hospital Models to fight Covid-19

HPI is a recognised International specialist in Health Facility Planning, Design and Modular Prefabrication. HPI works throughout the world with a focus on developing Countries. HPI is a prolific author of open sourced Standards and Guidelines for Health Facility Design such as the popular International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG).

HPI has customised iHFG for use by 8 Health Authorities around the world. HPI is also the distributor and customizer of a range of professional web-based Health Planning software known as the HFBS platform.

HPI has activities in 34 Countries and projects in 20. HPI has been responsible for over 300 healthcare projects world-wide. HPI staff and management feel obliged to make a contribution to the world in the current Covid-19 Pandemic. Therefore we contribute the most valuable thing we have, a gift of knowledge.

HPI has produced a series of open-sourced Quarantine Hospital Modular Designs in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. The 5 design models comply with the principles of Infection Control and Isolation as per iHFG – International Health Facility Guidelines Part D.  The different models should suit the different circumstances of different Countries.

These facilities are designed for conventional or modular prefabrication by whatever means available in different Countries.

If the capabilities do not exist, please contact HPI and we may be able to organize it in your Country.

The Goals of HPI’s Quarantine Hospital Modular Design models are:

Short Term Phase 1

Quickly erect health facilities that can hold large numbers of patients in quarantine conditions. In the current pandemic, extraordinary measures have been taken and are being taken to assure the health authorities ability to provide the care needed where and when it is needed. From the large-scale preparations jointly with the defense departments, to the numerous smaller scale initiatives, at times unavoidably disruptive, modifications to existing facilities to augment the capacities of the local ICUs. As a specialist in Health Planning and author of numerous infection control and isolation guidelines we, at HPI believe what is required is a series of rapidly built Quarantine hospitals with proper negative pressure isolation facilities complying with iHFG. This is the short term aim of the 5 modular quarantine hospital designs provided. These facilities would supplement existing hospitals. If these are build using modular prefabrication techniques, they can be placed in carpark areas close to existing hospitals then after the pandemic they can be relocated one module at a time to a new, permanent location to act as permanent Community Hospitals but ready for the next pandemic.

Short Term Benefits

  • Proper isolation of patients as per recognised standards to fight the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Reasonable protection for medical, nursing and support staff
  • No compromise on healthcare standards one would expect in a regular hospital
  • Departure from the converted exhibition halls or assembly halls turned into field hospitals with all the expected risks and compromises

Addressing these issues using HPI’s Quarantine Hospital Design Framework will allow moving to the medium term needs in a faster and more structured way.

Long Term Phase 2

Looking ahead to the end of 2020 and the expected control of Covid-19 around the world, these facilities can be relocated to other locations within a couple of months and installed permanently as community hospitals with 64+ beds each.

Additional support services can be provided to make them fully self-sufficient.

Seen this way the investment will not be wasted but re-purposed for the long term general health of the population.

Nothing in the design or construction of these facilities is either temporary of sub-standard. So, the long term benefit is assured.

Long Term Benefits

Use emergency Covid-19 Pandemic Government investments for the long term improvements to healthcare

Have the facilities ready for the next pandemic as they are optimized for negative pressure respiratory isolation.

These facilities can return to their original use as Quarantine Hospitals within a few days.

HPI makes it easier to quickly move forward

The Challenge, in the midst of this current crisis, is to move forward rapidly, whilst at the same time researching what standards to follow and reviewing how planning happens across healthcare systems in the medium and long term.

HPI’s 5 Quarantine Hospital models aim to provide a ready-to-use and free solution.

For a description of the Isolation requirements refer to iHFG Part D

For the Engineering guidelines on Isolation facilities refer to iHFG Part E

If you have technical questions refer them to iHFG Techsupport

If you required professional assistance with these 5 designs or with your own initiatives, refer to HPI, the author of iHFG.

HFBS Free for Gov Projects

Access to the HFBS Briefing Module for government projects is free.

The HFBS Briefing Module allows governments across the world to rapidly brief health facilities using the latest health facility standards and gudelines.

The powerful Briefing Module is an essential tool for health facility planners across the globe and has been used in both large and small hospital design projects.

To get free access follow these three simple steps:


Register an account with HFBS, register using this link.


Create a project in the HFBS Briefing Module (for a list of Domain’s please check here).


Email [email protected] with your username, domain, and project name – they will provide a rolling yearly subscription. Important: Your HFBS account and email must use an official government email account…

Quick Start Video:
Watch this 6min video on how to register on HFBS, setup your project, and get started with your next government health facility brief today…

2019 NSW Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards

HPI – Health Projects International is proud to have colaborated with Erilyan construction as Architects on the award winning Westmead Private Hospital Maternity extension for Ramsay Health Care. The facility is located in Westmead NSW Australia and provides a hotel-style experience, while simultaneously ensuring patients receive the highest quality care and attention medical and clinical teams. For more information on HPI’s health planning and architecture services please contact us.


On the 7th September 2019 Erilyan attended the 2019 NSW Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards where the team won the Health Buildings $10M-$30M award for Westmead Private Hospital Maternity extension for Ramsay Health Care. HPI is honored for the opportunity to work with Erilyan construction and Ramsay Health Care as Architects on the project.


For more information on the Luxury Meternity Development at Westmead Private Hospital please view the news release from Ramsay Health Care here:


The highly-anticipated $25 million development at Westmead Private Hospital includes 31 extra maternity rooms with opulent and spacious facilities which can also accommodate a support person, as well as 11 new surgical rooms and one extra birth suite.

There are also eight spacious parenting suites – each fitted out with a queen size bed, seating area for guests, wide screen TV and private ensuite. Mothers will also be treated to a gourmet hamper, bathrobe and daily newspaper.

A 14 cot Special Care Nursery is equipped with the latest technology for babies who need extra care, and offers greater privacy and comfort for parents. It provides the highest possible standard of care for a NSW private hospital and is reassuringly co-located next to Westmead Public – one of Australia’s finest tertiary neonatal care facilities – should your baby require additional support.

Patients can access free infant massage workshops and post-natal exercise classes for mothers and babies. There is also an extensive post-natal education program including preparation for home, bathing, settling and feeding.

Westmead Private Hospital CEO Mike Flatley said: “We really want our mothers and their partners to feel like they’re on holidays when they come to stay with us.”

“Our aim is to provide families with a really enjoyable hotel-style experience, while simultaneously ensuring they receive the highest quality care and attention from our medical and clinical teams.”

The new development allows for plenty of natural light, and offers a rooftop garden so families and loved ones have the option to spend time together in the fresh air.

“The completion of this development also signals another exciting achievement: Westmead Private Hospital now offers 100% single rooms throughout our entire facility. This is an important milestone as it affords our patients more comfort and privacy during their hospital stay.”

For more information on HPI’s health planning and architecture services please contact us.

Premiers Export Award 2019 – International Health

HPI’s international branch TAHPI Pty Ltd is proud to have been selected for the 4th year running as a Finalist in the 2019 Premiers Export Award under the International Healthcare category. On the 18th September 2019 TAHPI was announced as a Finalist in the prestegious awards event by the Export Council of Australia (ECA), along with their principal partner the New South Wales Government of Australia. For a full list of finalists please see the Export Council of Australia website here.

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Over 2019 TAHPI continues to grow its buisness accross Health Service Planning Professional Services and associcated Software under the brand names HFBS – Health Facility Briefing System, and iHFG – International Health Facility Guidelines. TAHPI has successfully completed several notable programs of work over 2018-19 in International Healthcare contributing to health policy and health infrustructure on behalf of multiple health authorities.


International Health Facility Guidelines & Software

TAHPI offers a turnkey solution for Health Facility Guidelines, providing health authorities accross the world an instant solution to the quality control of key health infrustructure projects. The iHFG – International Health Facility Guidelines provides instant access to a massive database of BIM content in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD format, the guidelines also covers topics such as:

  • Administrative Provisions
  • Health Facility Briefing and Design
  • Access, Mobility, OH&S
  • Infection Control
  • Engineering Services and Environmental Design
  • Feasibility Planning & Costing Guidelines
  • Equipment Planning Guidelines
  • Health Service Planning
  • Wayfinding Guidelines

TAHPI has provided these services for multiple health authorities both in Australia and Internationally, most recently delivering the Dubai Health Facility Guidelines on behalf of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) – please see our news article on the release of the DHA HFG here. The Health Facility Guidelines are delivered as a suite of software, and are accompanied by the HFBS – Health Facility Briefing System software. HFBS software allows health authorities to ensure compliance with health facility guidelines during all phases of a health infrustructure project – for more informaiton on HFBS please see the infohub website.

For more information on iHFG or to discuss how TAHPI can provide a health facility guidelines solution for your organisation please contact us.


Health Service Planning Professional Services

TAHPI’s capabilities and practice in Health Service Planning are focused on optimizing the use of our client’s valuable resources. This is to engender the efficiency of health systems and assets to meet the changing needs of patients today and into the future. TAHPI challanges and informs the direction of health policy and planning for multiple internaitonal health organisations. For more information on TAHPI’s health serivce planning professional services please see our website or contact us today.

Most recently TAHPI has contributed to the annual capacity planning and international medical tourism investment strategy for a large number of International Health Authorities including the Abu Dhabi Health Authority and the Dubai Health Authority. Please see our recent news article on the release of the Dubai Health Investment Guide here.

HFBS – Health Facility Briefing System Software


TAHPI offers the HFBS Health Serivce Planning Suite of Software to accompany its professional services, the HFBS solution centralises all data required to perform an effective ongoing Supply/Demand analysis of a healthcare system. For more information on the HFBS Service Planing suite please see our recent news article discussing how the Abu Dhabi Health Authority are using the HFBS Software Suite to run an ongoing program of Health Infrustructure Capacity Planning and Healthcare Demand Modelling here.


Health Facility Architecture and Building Design Services

TAHPI offers the full spectrum of Healthcare Architecture, Engineering, MEPF, and Medical Equipment Planning for health facilities both in Australia and Internationally. TAHPI has successfully delivered multiple health facility projects of note most recently undertaking the design and planning of 19 New Cancer Hospitals in Assam India.

For more information on how TAHPI can assist you with your healthcare projects please contact us today and speak to one of our experts.



Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital Photos

Thank you to Kevin Chamberlain Photography for some wonderful photos of the  Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.

Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital is a four-storey private hospital located opposite to the existing Wyong Public Hospital.

It has 20 single-bed rooms on level 2, 3 theatres with a collocated CSSD on level 1 and medical suites on the ground floor.

It was officially opened on the 25th of June 2019.

Official Opening of the Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital

HPI attended the official opening of Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital on the 25th of June. It has truly been a privilege of HPI to be part of the journey to deliver the facility. Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital is a 20 bed private facility with 3 Operating Theatres serving the local community in the Wyong region.

HPI Medical Equipment Planning Experts

HPI offers expert professional services in Medical Equipment Planning for Health Facilities, our  highly qualified staff and proprietary processes provide you confidence in planning medical equipment for your health facility. Click here to contact HPI, call on +61 2 9460 4199, or download a brochure here.

HPI Contributes to the International Health Facility Guidelines “Part Q – Equipment Planning Guidelines”:

HPI’s expert team of Medical Equipment Planners have contributed to the iHFG International Health Facility Guidelines “Part Q – Equipment Planning Guidelines”. HPI’s expert team of Biomedical Engineers and Medical Technology Specialists have contributed to the equipment planning guideline to provide assistance to those who are involved in the procurement and management of Furniture & Fittings, Fixtures &Equipment (FF&FE) including budgeting, selection and installation planning.

iHFG - international health facility guidelines

International Health Facility Guidelines Part Q – Equipment Planning Guidelines outlines the methodology for the planning, procurement, placement and management of all the FF&FE requirements for both new and existing healthcare capital works projects.

The iHFG Equipment Planning Guidelines:

  • Provide information that helps ensure that the FF& FE process is cost effective and well planned; policies are followed; pitfalls are avoided and a successful outcome is achieved.
  • Ensure that the FF&FE procurement process affords an on time, on budget and fit for purpose outcome.

Check out the iHFG Medical Equipment Planning Guidelines here:


About HPI’s Medical Equipment Planning Process:

Healthcare Equipment Planning is a specialized process and requires not only a clear understanding of the clinical need but also an intricate knowledge of budgeting, architectural design and building process. Effective project planning can only be achieved through a successful team process. This cohesive team generally consists of user groups, project managers, architects and other associated healthcare planners such as equipment planners, whose responsibility is to balance the requirements of the clinical users and their clients against available healthcare technology, budgetary targets and the realities of the design and construction process.

The HPI Medical Equipment Planning process follows 4 steps, HPI can offer professional services for any of these steps in the Medical Equipment Planning process:


HPI Expert Medical Equipment Planning

A high level department by department Medical Technology report details the types and complexity of the medical equipment technology intended to be used to meet the project’s requirements and needs. Once the medical equipment requirements are determined, detailed room by room Equipment Schedule, Bill of Quantity report and Budget Estimate are developed. The equipment schedule is used later to verify any room dimensional deficiencies, provide Medical Gas Schedule and medical equipment Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Schedule.

HPI Medical Equipment Planning Software (HFBS more info:


Room Data Sheets (RDS) & the Room Layout Sheets (RLS) for all clinical rooms are developed.


HPI Medical Equipment Tendering

This phase looks into collecting all documentation required for a successful tender. Medical equipment technical
specifications and a list of top three manufacturers per equipment are developed for the items to be procured.
Warranty & training requirements, detailing the number of trainees, type of training and their duration and location
for all equipment are identified as well.


HPI Medical Equipment Procurement

Purchase Orders (PO) and Procurement/ Delivery schedules are prepared taking into account the equipment lead times, Architectural/ Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing impact and the construction progress.

 HPI Medical Equipment Delivery, Installation & Commissioning

Delivered equipment are assessed against the purchase orders and a record of deliveries detailing outstanding,
non-compliant and accepted deliveries is kept for reference. Requisition numbers are issued in compliance
with the current site asset management system.
Supervision over installation and commissioning takes place with proper documentation for each equipment
kept on record, to ensure an effortless and smooth handover to the client.

Click here to contact HPI, call on +61 2 9460 4199, or download a brochure here.

Australian Hospital Demand Modelling Experts

HPI is the first choice in hospital and health facility demand & supply modelling for many private and public healthcare organisations both in Australia and across the world.

HPI’s Health Service Planning team are experts in the science and practice of developing actions that move a health service from its current state to an improved future state. Our team of experts specialise in data analysis for healthcare strategic capacity planning, healthcare market analysis, and health facility demand modelling for a range of clients including:

  • Whole country, region or state health authorities
  • Local healthcare networks
  • Healthcare precincts, cities and campuses
  • Private health service providers
  • Individuals or groups of hospitals
  • Investors
  • Polyclinics and community based services
  • Primary care and specialist clinics

Aligning the delivery of health service to meet the changing patterns of needs and use of services, HPI’s approach assures that planning achieves efficiency and promotes sustainability in the use of resources and healthcare assets.

TAHPI Health Service Planning Experts

Demand Modelling for Public and Private Health Organisations 

HPI offer a wide range of professional services for our public and private hospital and health facility demand & supply modelling clients across the world including:

  • Needs assessment
  • Demand projections
  • Supply and competitor profiling
  • Market analysis
  • Catchment flow analysis
  • Clinical service plans
  • Detailed capacity and resource profiling
  • Business case development
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial impact analysis
  • Economic appraisal
  • Workforce and organisational profiling
  • Labour market trend analysis
  • Organisation policies and procedures
  • Models of care and patient flow
  • Compliance and due diligence
  • Business model and partnership investigations
  • Innovative procurement plans

Just Planning your facility? 

HPI engages at the early stages of  the facility planning process and can provide a detailed market overview for a range of stakeholders including clinicians, health authorities, developers, and healthcare organisations.


HPI Health Service Planning Software
HPI offers to its clients the HFBS Health Service Planning Suite of software – a next generation health service supply and demand modelling software solution. The solution allows users to centralise all information relevant to the planning process, project demand for health services at a DRG level, and visualise gaps in health services by geographical region. The solution is available both on premise and via the HFBS cloud, for more information please view the
HFBS Health Service Planning Suite website here.

HPI at Dubai Health Forum 2019

HPI Head of Technology Matt Brunsdon and Health Service Planning Consultant James Brown attended the Dubai Health Forum held at the Dubai World Trade Centre January 2019.

Dubai Health Forum 2019

Matthew Brunsdon Dubai Health Forum

The forum was hosted by the Dubai Health Authority and is in line with Dubai’s 2016 – 2021 ambitious strategic goals, which focuses on transforming Dubai into the chosen destination for healthcare treatment and tourism. Dubai has world class infrastructure in healthcare and is equipped with the medical facilities and services, and investment opportunities that are in line with the goals of the Government and compete with modern international standards.

HPI and its international branch network TAHPI have recently been collaborating with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on several high profile projects related to Health Service Planning and Health Facility Guidelines, the outcomes of TAHPIand DHA’s collaboration will guide and influence health policy and strategy decisions made in Dubai’s future healthcare system.

HPI’s Service Planning team are experts in health policy, strategic planning, and health service demand forecasting. The HFBS Service Planning Software Solution is a next generation health service planning platform that will assist with strategic decision making in Dubai’s future healthcare system.

HFBS Service Planning Software informs strategic healthcare choices across the world

Matt Brunsdon HFBS Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai Health Forum is in line with Dubai’s 2016 – 2021 ambitious strategic goals, which focus on transforming Dubai into the chosen destination for healthcare treatment and tourism. Dubai has world class infrastructure in healthcare and is equipped with the medical facilities and services, and investment opportunities that are in line with the goals of the Government and compete with modern international standards.

Topics to be covered at the forum included:

  • The Current Trajectory of Healthcare Spending
  • Rising Costs Vs Public Funding
  • Demand and Supply of Health Services – Cost vs Benefit impact
  • Universal Health Care funding
  • Sustainable Future Healthcare
  • Global Healthcare Models

For more information on HPI’s Health Service Planning Solutions please contact us today.

Health Facility Guidelines Tablet App Refreshed

HPI as the developer of the International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) has released a new version of the iHFG app for iPad. The application provides users access to the International Health Facility guidelines, allowing for easy access on the go. Users will be able to access detailed information and best practice guidelines on a range of topics related to the design of health facilities including: Administrative Provisions, Health Facility Briefing and Design, Access, Mobility and OH&S, Infection Control, Engineering, Feasibility Planning & Costing Guidelines, Equipment Planning Guidelines, Health Service Planning Guidelines, Way-finding Guidelines, and more.

iHFG is available on iOS and Android Tablet and Mobile Devices

iHFG iPhone and IPad Health Facility Guidelines

The International Health Facility Guidelines allow users access to hundreds of standard room data sheets and room layout sheets, the new iHFG iPad application can search these room data sheets and room layout sheets as well as allow users to download the data onto their iPad of offline use.

Search Health Facility Guidelines using Tablet and Mobile

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You can access all of the Health Facility Guidelines apps and more in both the Apple App Store, and Google Play Store for Android using the following links:

The iHFG places emphasis on achieving outcomes which reflect current healthcare practice in a safe and appropriate environment at a reasonable facility cost. They represent patient focused, research based, modern and efficient planning principles. The International Health Facility Guidelines are continually reviewed, updated and expanded.

The International Health Facility Guidelines are frequently adopted and customised by health authorities and government ministries of health accross the world. For more information on the International Health Facility Guidelines contact HPI today.