Department of Health

This audit module is designed to audit ward lighting, signage and wayfinding.

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 a limited budget and short timeframe. Interventions suggested are able to be undertaken with a small amount of money (if any) and in a short space of time. Please note – there is a separate ward audit module for lighting, signage and wayfinding that is more comprehensive and suggests interventions that require a larger budget and a longer timeframe. Neither are intended for major refurbishments or new builds.

There is a separate audit module available for wayfinding in the ‘Facility audits’ section. You may also find some questions about lighting, signage and wayfinding in the other facility audit modules and the module ‘On the ward - communal spaces’.

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

This audit module contains 12 questions and will take approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete.

Start the wayfinding audit.External Link

Reviewed 28 March 2018


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