The challenge for the St. John of God Hospital was the limited space they had to work with and the growing demand of the community.
They found that the area they were working in for consulting, operating and health care was cramped including the limited parking space they had available, rehabilitation areas and space for emergency services.
The hospitals main aim was to upgrade the air handling system, replacement of the existing electrical riser and MDB, grade the building management system as well as replace the chiller.
The project involved a major redevelopment to the front of the existing hospital while maintaining normal hospital operation and health care to the community. The key elements of the project included:
- Four new floors of hospital linking into the existing hospital facility.
- Redevelopment included a new emergency department, ambulance arrival area, two new operating theatres and recovery, a new catheterization laboratory, rehabilitation centre, hydrotherapy pool, IPU, a new main entry and Porte cochere for patient arrivals.
- Three new floors of car parking with impulse fan technology.
- A new six storey consulting suite with links into the new hospital facility.
- A multi staged construction program, commissioning and handover with minimum impact to the existing facility.
The St. John of God Hospital, Geelong now provides space for consulting, patient arrival, recovery, operating, ambulance and emergency services.
All of this was provided whilst the maintaining the normal daily operations.