The New Royal Children's HospitalEdit profile
The $1 billion project will provide an opportunity for delivering new Models of Care incorporating innovative international health care concepts including evidence based design principles, family centred design approach environmentally sustainable design, introduction of daylight and nature into work and health care settings co-location of clinical, research and education facilities.
A central ‘street’ allows intuitive way-finding and creates a social heart for the hospital. Oriented to the north, the light-filled street binds the campus-like arrangement of buildings together, offering views of the parkland setting and the Melbourne skyline.
Patient bedroom designs include three zones (clinical, patient and family) that respond to the emotional needs of children and help enhance patient experience and recovery rates. With more than 85 per cent of the rooms designed for single occupancy, children can personalise their space and feel their bedroom is a safe and personal haven.
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