Australia’s first specialist cardiac hospital
The new Victorian Hospital is set to be the first of its kind in Australia and will provide innovative and holistic patient centred care. The facility will incorporate clinical cardiology services and also accommodate world-leading research and education. Located on the Monash University Clayton campus, this new specialist hospital is positioned on Blackburn Road and is in close proximity to public transport and established community facilities.
Architecture & Access were engaged during the early design stage by the Conrad Gargett-John Wardle Architects team in 2017 to provide access consulting services for the new hospital on behalf of the Victorian Government. The Victorian Government is delivering the project in partnership with Monash Health and Monash University.
The design comprises of eleven stories with basement car parking and is set to accommodate up to 2,150 surgeries a year. This new hospital will provide public and private cardiac inpatient beds, cardiac intensive care beds, same day procedure beds, cardiac theatres, specialist research areas and more. Other services provided within the building include a cafe, accessible sanitary facilities, accessible joinery and workstations, accessible staff bases and hearing augmentation systems. The hospital is also a teaching hospital and will provide training opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate medical, nursing and science students specialising in cardiac care and cardiology services.
Conrad Gargett and John Wardle Architects have worked together in designing the hospital with a project budget of $564 million. John Holland have been appointed as the builder of the new facility with construction already underway and set for completion in 2022. Architecture & Access will continue to see through the development of the hospital during its construction phases consulting with the project to ensure an accessible environment for all users.