Ward KitchenIPantry: It should have large sink and drain board along with fly proof door. If the food is received from central kitchen and tray prepared for serving in the ward or common dinning hall. Provision for cooking wanning milk and boiling water and neat place for safe storing of excessive food. The major function of ward kitchen is temporary storage and distribution of meals. Kitchen should be equipped with facilities for hot water, refrigerator, hot cases, storage facilities for crockery and cutlery.
Day Room: It can be comfortably furnished room with recreational material as provided in the ward as day room is for sitting and relaxing and for meeting visitors. Verandahs can serve as day rooms. It encourages early patient mobilization.
Conference Hall: Conference hall should have LCD projector with wall mounted screen.
Stretcher/Trolley Bay: A place where trolley/stretcher and wheel chairs are placed.
Dirty Utility Room.
It is provided for cleaning bedpan, urinal, sputum mugs etc. It should be fitted with racks for bedpans, urinals bottles and sputum mug. There should be provision for sinks 1 washer, free supply of hot /cold water. It should be located near bath and WC annexe.
Bath and WC
i) Urinal One for 16 beds
ii) WC One for 8 beds
iii) Bath One for 12 beds
iv) Wash hand basin - One for 10 beds
Janitor's Room / Safaiwalla Closet. For keeping cleaning materials and buckets, it should have a large sink for cleaning buckets and other equipments with adequate supply of hot and cold water.
Other Facilities These facilities include supply of cold and hot water, piped gas for heating - purpose, electrical outlets at convenient sites, call system, telephones and clocks. Lighting of wards and treatment areas requires careful designing. Lighting which intended for the central part of the ward should not produce glare.
Night lights of low intensity and bed head light for patients may also be provided particularly in single and double bed rooms.