St John of God Hospital Geelong

Bringing light and life to burgeoning Geelong

Location: Wadawurrung Country, 80 Myers St, Geelong VIC
Status: Complete

Interior Design Excellence Awards 2017 - Institutional Design (Shortlisted)

Geelong had received an injection of health care funding, including $227M for its new Epworth Hospital. Our objective was to grow market share for St John of God Health Care by creating a state-of-the-art facility that would attract and retain the best surgical team and medical staff in a very competitive environment.

The hospital will be not only a beacon of hope for people, but one of the great institutions for St John of God Health Care. The whole organisation can be so, so proud.
Stephen Roberts
Chief Executive Officer

Central to the new 12 bed ICU design is a central flight deck space with a lofty cathedral ceiling. High-level glazing brings an abundance of natural light into the ward throughout the day and assists in the minimisation of intensive care psychosis. In addition, every bed receives access to sunlight and views outside to aid in patient comfort, connection and recovery.

It’s very lucky that every room has external views, as well as the cathedral ceilings. I like the people, the environment and the patients, everyone knows each other and it still has that real homely feel. It’s just a nice place to come to work.
Matt Young
Intensive Care Nurse Unit Manager