Editorial information: TrintyHaus Trinity College Dublin, 2020
This Dementia-Inclusive Hospital Design Audit Tool has been designed to support the 2018 Dementia Friendly Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach Design Guidelines.
These guidelines describe overall design issues and considerations and provide specific Universal Design (UD) based dementia inclusive design guidance to ensure that hospitals support all people regardless of age, size, ability or disability.
The design guidelines are aimed not only at new build projects, but also at extensions and the retrofit of existing hospitals. The guidelines also look at the hospital in its entirety, from location and campus entrance, through site circulation and building entry, down to the design of individual spaces and rooms.
This audit tool aligns with the guidelines to provide a companion document that evaluates the hospital setting, encourages collaboration, supports learning, provides space for observation and ideas, and facilitates an action plan for improving the built environment of the hospital.