Department of Health

This audit module is designed to look at lighting, signage and wayfinding in a ward.

Wayfinding refers to all the ways in which people orientate themselves in a space and navigate their way from place to place. Older people need more wayfinding aids to assist orientation in a space and they need to be more obvious.

The audit module is designed to be used when you have some resources available. Most suggestions would take some budget and/or timeframe to implement. Please note – there is a separate lighting, signage and wayfinding audit module designed to be used when you have a small budget and short timeframe. Neither are intended for major refurbishments or new builds.

There are separate audit modules available for wayfinding throughout the whole hospital facility. You may also find some questions regarding signage and wayfinding in the ward module on communal spaces.

You may use this audit module on its own or as part of a broader audit of other parts of the ward or hospital.

This audit module contains 19 questions. It will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete.

Start the wayfinding audit.External Link

Reviewed 28 March 2018


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