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Wallaroo Day Surgery

Wallaroo Day Surgery

Project location:
Wallaroo, South Australia

Client:
NYPRHS Inc

Year of completion:
1998

Project cost/budget:
$1.0M

Project description:
This project ensued from a decision by the Board of the NYPRHS to provide the regional hospital with new Day Surgery Facilities, offering the community significant benefits in reduced hospital stays. The key problem centred on the requirement to utilise existing facilities wherever possible, in order to avoid duplication of expensive facilities.

Subsequently, an innovative plan was developed in conjunction with medical staff to overcome severe planning and staffing restrictions and still provide a modern, well-integrated facility. Architecturally, the exterior of the building utilises lightweight construction to allow future expansion without prohibitive cost, a common problem encountered with highly serviced buildings housing rapidly evolving functions.