26 Mar, 2018 | Written by Premis

Case Study: State-of-the-Art Healthcare Facilities, Redcliffe Hospital

An $8.1M investment has transformed the oncology and renal health services at Redcliffe Hospital to allow enhanced treatment of patients for those requiring long term care for conditions such as kidney disease and cancer.   Redcliffe Hospital’s Cancer Care facility treats between 150-200 patients per week and also provides more than 250 outpatient appointments.   The new facilities represent a significant investment in modernising health care and also improving the quality of care the hospital provides to the community.

  • In November 2016 Premis was awarded the project as head contractor for the major upgrade to the kidney and cancer care ward.
  • The project involved the addition of a patient lift, external lift shaft, stairwell and link bridges to provide access to 5 storeys within the existing department, as well as a major services upgrade and installation of a new generator system for redundant power.
  • Two existing residential buildings were demolished to allow room for the upgrade and 3 floors of the Kidney and Cancer Care building were stripped out and refurbished once the external additions were completed.

The Challenge

As with all projects that operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis, one of the key challenges on this project was to interpret, understand and deliver the needs of the client for a 24/7 operation.  The amount of planning involved to build the team, collaborate with all stakeholders and deliver the construction process was challenging, but the Premis team were able to meet the project deadlines and requirements.  The project was run as a staged program to ensure minimal disruption to the operations of the existing kidney and cancer care building.

The patient treatment areas were designed to work within ‘open areas’ allowing for optimal visual health unit activities and in locations where they can take maximum advantage of the natural light and views out to Moreton Bay.   The architects Conrad Gargett chose a neutral palette, so that any colour or highlight colours can be introduced through furnishings and artwork to bring the space to life.

Results

The renal and oncology facilities were opened by Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick on the 19th October, 2017.

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