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Welcome to The HILLSIDE

The Health Infrastructure's Living Library for Sustainable Innovation, Design and Engineering [HILLSIDE]

The Hillside project is an interactive repository for healthcare facility developers, users and regulators to collaborate on the development of guidelines for contextually appropriate, innovative, resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The Hillside helps collect and organize contextual knowledge to make it available to people.

The Hillside is free to view and use and contains no advertisements or endorsements. Articles in this repository range from technical guidance to case studies.

Registration may be required to commit technical contributions although a peer-review process is an integral part of the contribution process.

Contributions here are not protected by copyright and the contributor is required to ensure that any content presented is not subject to copyright elsewhere.

Content moderators currently include a team of subject matter experts from within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (RSA).

Guidance Categories

Browse the following categories or use the search tool on the right above

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COVID-19 Infrastructure Guidelines

COVID-19 specific infrastructure guidance can be accessed through the links below

COVID-19 Q&A Reference desk: Infrastructure Guidance for COVID-19 Alternative Care Sites
COVID-19 Reference desk Infrastructure Guidance for COVID-19 Alternate Care Sites

Infrastructure Guidance for COVID-19/Alternate Care Sites

The global pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 is likely to result in a surge in need for medical care for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in South Africa. Considering the course of the pandemic in other countries, it is anticipated that South African hospitals will not have sufficient capacity to cope with the surge of persons requiring medical attention and that surge capacity via alternate care sites (ACS) will need to be established.(Full article...)