Accordin with NFPA 72 & 101
I would follow NFPA 101 strategies for smoke detection in an new or existing buildings as to when to install them. NFPA 72 installation standards then tells you how and where to install them for the requirements of NFPA 101.
There are basic requirements involving smoke detectors that are dependent on many variables in a hospital. In hospitals, smoke detectors are required in:
With that said, the requirements are dependent on many design variables. With this amount complexity, the answers are not simple. I would would retain a fire protection engineer in the design team.
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