As Australia’s Gold Coast becomes ever more popular as a place to live, its health infrastructure is under growing pressure. One new development helping to meet the demands of the rising and ageing population is the Gold Coast Private Hospital.
The 284-bed hospital, 21 operating theatre facility forms part of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, an expanding complex of healthcare buildings including the AU $1.7 billion Gold Coast University Hospital and AU $150 million Griffith University Health Centre.
The Gold Coast Private Hospital has seven floors of top-class clinical space and support accommodation, including operating theatres, an emergency department, intensive care unit and maternity centre. It also houses consulting suites for a range of specialists from oncology to kidney health. A kitchen, workshop and four-storey open-deck car park are incorporated in the lower levels of the building.
Designing for Future Growth
Healthscope engaged WSP’s expert team to integrate the building services using a flexible and hotel-like approach. The concept was to create a warm, welcoming and non-clinical space. One that was more like a hotel than a hospital for patients, staff and visitors.
The hospital’s owners were looking to the future. A crucial part of their brief was to keep the building sufficiently flexible and adaptable to cope with future expansion. Already, the next phase of works has been fast-tracked in the face of huge demand for the hospital’s services.
We designed the building services with growth in mind, leaving sufficient space for new plant and equipment to serve a larger facility, and paving the way for seamless expansion. We documented the project in REVIT 3D to ensure a fully coordinated design, reducing the risk of additional time and cost during construction.
Focused on Patient Comfort and Care
A state-of-the-art hospital facility, the Gold Coast Private Hospital attracts world-leading doctors and surgeons from all over the world, and patients receive comprehensive care in a comforting environment.