The Wonthaggi Hospital expansion provides the growing community and visiting holiday-makers contemporary healthcare facilities that are patient-centered and familiar. The design simplifies patient journeys, improves accessibility, and creates intuitive wayfinding to make a calmer, more welcoming, and healthier place.
The new building creates a distinct ‘front door’ for visitors and clear wayfinding to the emergency department. Together with the existing hospital buildings the new project creates a healthcare campus that has been master planned for future expansion and change. The new building includes an inpatient unit, operating theatres, an emergency department, a short-stay unit, and support and staff spaces.
Many spaces allow patients, carers, and staff access to ‘step out’ from the busy day-to-day hospital to find landscape views and fresh air. The surrounding environment is reflected throughout the project, creating a new state-of-the-art facility designed to also provide the familiarity of the local community, town, and landscapes.
Lyons, Design Architect
Altus, Quantity Surveyor
Architecture and Access, Access Consultant
Meinhardt Bonacci, Structural, Civil and Facade Engineer
Omni, Fire Engineer
One Mile Grid, Traffic Engineer
Philip Chun, Building Surveyor
Radiation Services Consulting, Radiation Consultant
Steve Watson & Partners, Consulting Building Surveyor
Studio Semaphore, Wayfinding Consultant
Urban Initatives, Landscape Consultant
Waterman Group, Services Consultant