Setting a new standard in local healthcare
At capacity will provide 400 beds & 18 theatres
Incorporates an emergency department and full range of medical and surgical specialties
This new 50,000m2 cutting edge Healthscope facility is situated within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct on a greenfield site opposite Griffith University and collocated with the new ($1.7b) Gold Coast University Hospital. This state-of-the-art facility sets a new standard in local healthcare and delivers essential private services to the local community. The Gold Coast Private Hospital (GCPH) opened with 284 beds and 13 operating theatres (including two catheter labs and a hybrid theatre), and has the ability to expand to 400 beds and 18 theatres as the surrounding community grows. The GCPH project also incorporates an integrated 4 storey car park as well as associated support facilities. The hospital provides an emergency department and full range of other medical and surgical specialties including cardiology, oncology, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology, obstetric, rehabilitation and a new paediatric service.
Challenges of the project included the site typography with four storeys at the hospital entrance and seven storeys at the rear; enabling shared services infrastructure with the adjacent Gold Coast University Hospital; and health specific design issues such as accommodating public versus back-of-house flows, working relationships between the various medical departments and the separation of sterile and non-sterile areas.