MITCHAM PRIVATE HOSPITAL
The Mitcham Private Hospital expansion project included the addition of a maternity and mental health facility that complement the existing hospital, which is operated by Ramsay Health.
Modscape worked closely with Ramsay Health, construction company SHAPE and Team2 Architects to deliver a state-of-the-art modular facility that increases the number of ward rooms and facilities within Mitcham Private Hospital. Comprised of 14 housing modules and 746sqm of space, the facility was installed above a car park in order to maximise the footprint of the site, while forming part of a larger expansion plan that includes theatre rooms, a patient gymnasium and dining facilities.
Given the holistic and rehabilitative service the hospital provides, the modular design needed to create a nurturing environment that would depart from the institutional archetype of many hospitals. A skylit central corridor filters daylight throughout the main passageway of the ward and into its surrounding areas, including 21 private patient rooms, a patient lounge, nurses’ station, office and staff amenities.
Each ward room is designed for single occupancy and features an open plan layout equipped with an en suite, modern furnishings and a concealed air-conditioning system that enables room temperatures to be individually adjusted to patient comfort.
As the building runs adjacent to a neighbouring house, triangular bay windows were incorporated along the eastern wall to prevent overlooking while giving the facility a contemporary, angular shape.
In keeping with the standards of modern healthcare design, the building features low-maintenance yet high-quality materials including an Architrim composite timber cladding system from Germany, double-glazed windows, LED lighting, carpet tiles and custom-designed bedheads.
- Ward rooms
- Patient lounge
- Nurses’ station
- Utilities areas
- Staff amenities
- Architrim cladding