Infrastructure Guidance for COVID-19/Alternate Care Sites/Examples of Accommodation Schedule for COVID-19 Isolation Wards
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Examples of accommodation schedule for isolation ward
Patient spaces (based on work by Edwina Fleming)
|Room type||General description||Spatial requirement|
|Ward room||1 bed||# All non-essential furniture to be removed for infection prevention and control purposes
|Bathroom||Toilet, shower/bath, basin||# Single use bathroom is recommended, not communal.
|If rooms have access to external balcony, access can be granted, however if room balconies are adjoined, access must be restricted.|
|If room have access to external garden, this must be restricted, unless external patio can be cordoned off.|
Service spaces for isolation ward
|Room type||General description||Spatial and other requirement|
|Linen store||General cupboard or room utilised for controlled storage and distribution of clean linen.||# Must be once-off decontaminated before use.
|Surgical store||General cupboard or room utilised for controlled storage and distribution of surgical items. This room can be combined with the temporary medicine store.||# Must be once-off decontaminated before use.
|Medicine store||General cupboard utilised for controlled storage and distribution of medication, can be shared with surgical store. See above note|
|Dirty linen room||General cupboard or room utilised for controlled storage of dirty/contaminated linen. Used linen to be stored in bags and bagged into waste bag for transport to laundry||# Must be once-off decontaminated before use.
|Body hold room||In the event that a suspected patient becomes ill and dies prior to being transferred to a hospital site, a holding room is required for the body. This is an open room, preferably no windows and controlled access.||# Must be once-off decontaminated before use.
|No shared meeting or socialising area to be provided|
|No shared dining area to be provided for patients, in room dining only|