Exceptional patient experience
Our innovative masterplan for the Royal Hobart Hospital benefits healthcare workers, patients and visitors both directly and indirectly. The new building elevates Tasmania’s healthcare offering, with facilities including women’s and maternity, neonatal, special care nursery, paediatric and mental health facilities, neurosurgery, and intensive care. It provides general and specialty medical and surgical services, a helipad, and is the state referral centre for cardiothoracic surgery, intensive care and high-risk obstetrics.
Patient services are spread across the 10 floors. The dedicated women’s and children’s precinct, spread over three levels, provides women and children with some of the best facilities in Australia. We designed the birthing suites to feel less like typical hospitals, creating relaxed and private environments for patients. The inclusion of an adolescent unit speaks to our patient centric approach. Adolescents are often neglected in healthcare design, left to be treated in the children’s ward or moved to the adults. Our design specifically acknowledges them in our system with the inclusion of an inpatient school, recreational space, two safe rooms for patients to receive tailored care and access to nature to improve the healing journey.