Australian Projects

Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital

Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital is a four-storey private hospital located opposite to the existing Wyong Public Hospital.

It has 20 single-bed rooms on level 2, 3 theatres with a collocated CSSD on level 1 and medical suites on the ground floor.

The hospital occupies a triangular site bounded by the Pacific Highway and a local road, the latter of which serves as the main access road into the site.

The site also slopes gently with the lowest point at the intersection of the two roads.

The project utilises the natural contour of the site to its advantage with a lower ground level of parking. The visual scale of the building was minimised by the introduction of a landscaped hill at the roadway intersection which leads to a terraced planter area at the foot of the building.

The design made efficient use of the triangular site to deliver the maximum number of bed rooms on the 2nd floor, and providing exceptional views to the surrounding landscape from each of the bed rooms.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital

Canberra, ACT

HPI provided Health Planning, Health Architecture, and Specialist Health Facility Interior Design services for the new state of the art $77 million Calvary Bruce Private Hospital which opened in September 2017. Calvary Bruce Private Hospital is the Little Company of Mary’s new landmark property.  

The new Calvary Bruce Private Hospital features eight state-of-the-art digitally integrated theatres, including one with a hybrid cath lab, which accommodate everything from day procedures to complex surgery.

Other features of the new hospital include:
– 118 beds with ability to expand to 182 beds as Canberra’s population grows;
– 74 surgical and medical beds with private rooms and ensuites;
– 16 bed post-anaesthetic care unit;
– 8 recovery beds plus an additional 17 chairs in second stage recovery;
– 12 bed maternity suite providing new families with specialised care and support after birth;
– Eight bed critical care department.
– A new pedestrian bridge linking the new hospital to the existing Calvary Public Hospital and Emergency Department enabling staff to continue to share specialist equipment and services between Calvary Public and Private hospitals.

This state of the art hospital also includes inbuilt further capacity to expand to 156 beds in years to come, in line with the population growth projections for the northern Canberra region.

WiseMedical Specialist Emergency Clinic

Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW

HPI designed from concept to opening the first WiseMedical Clinic in Macquarie Park, which opened its doors to the public in early 2017. Wise Medical Clinic is an urgent care walk-in surgery that aims to provide comprehensive acute care for patients, from initial assessment and treatment, without a hospital admission. This clinic is an emerging model of care that fills the gap between overcrowded emergency departments and general GP centres.

The Clinic provides a broad range of services, including dental, imaging (X-ray and CT), pathology, gynaecology, and acute care specialist clinics for paediatrics, fractures.

Grafton Ambulatory Care Centre

Grafton, NSW

The Ambulatory Care Centre at Grafton Base Hospital is a much needed development in the Clarence Valley to deliver a broad range of non-admitted services to patients and the local community.  The project consists of a purpose built 2 storey centre, adjacent to the existing hospital with link bridge connections to existing buildings. The comprehensive range of services to be delivered includes renal dialysis, specialist outpatient clinics, allied health services and oncology chemotherapy.

The building is expected to be complete by 2018.

Ballina District Hospital

Ballina, NSW

Redevelopment of the Ballina District Hospital in line with the Masterplan is underway. The renovations are being implemented as a staged process and commenced with additions to the Medical Imaging department to provide Computerised Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound.  This stage of the redevelopment allows a better flow of patients between the ED and the Medical Imaging Department.

The next stage to commence construction in September 2017 will include expanded Surgical Services consisting of a second Operating Theatre and additional recovery areas as well as redeveloped Back of House service areas and Medical Records.

Ballina District Hospital Masterplan

Ballina, NSW

HPI prepared the Masterplan for the campus that set out the framework for redevelopment in stages between 2015 and 2027 to improve amenity and functionality of the hospital. The redevelopment included:

  • Expansion of the operating theatres, peri-operative and recovery area
  • A new Emergency department (12 bays) with ambulance bay
  • A major expansion to Imaging
  • Enlargement of Outpatients and Allied Health areas with support service areas.

Stage 1 early works concept design commenced in 2015.

HealthOne Community Health Centre

Coraki, NSW

Coraki HealthOne facility is a single storey building in the Richmond Valley LGA community providing a range of outpatient and community services including:

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Child and Family Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Oral Health services with two dental surgeries
  • Counselling services
  • Allied Health services – physiotherapy; occupational therapy; and speech pathology
  • A comprehensive range of clinics including school health, aboriginal health, Women’s health, Drug and Alcohol, Palliative Care, Diabetes and Telehealth ACAT services, including Geriatrician and Psycho‐geriatrician for complex clients.

Wollongong Private Hospital

Wollongong, NSW

This is a new flagship private hospital in Wollongong.

The project combines a 151 bed private hospital with a Specialist Medical Centre and a Radiology tenancy.

The Hospital component includes 8 large operating theatres, one Catheter Lab, one minor theatre, 10 ICU beds, Maternity, Medical and Surgical wards. The Maternity facilities include 4 LDR Birthing rooms as well as general and special care nurseries. Due to the restricted footprint HPI worked diligently with the users to achieve maximum efficiency in the use of the space without compromising the hospital function.

The hospital opened in February 2016.


Norwest Private Hospital

Bella Vista, Sydney NSW

Norwest Private Hospital is Healthscope’s flagship facility which has been expanding even before completion of the original build in 2009 in a staged redevelopment process.  The first stage consisted of approximately 200 inpatient beds, almost all single rooms, 11 digital operating rooms, ICU, CCU, Emergency Department, 7 LDR Birthing rooms and a dedicated maternity inpatient unit with general and special care nurseries.

The building design parameters placed emphasis on green design, recurrent cost savings and ESD, inclusive water recycling, solar hot water, hybrid chillers and solar performance and the development will achieve the equivalent of a Green Building Council of Australia 4 star certification.

Subsequent stages provided an additional 5 digital Operating Theatres (total 16) one of which included a hybrid imaging theatre, 7 additional ICU bed bays (total 15), 55 Inpatient Beds (total 255), expansion of the Emergency Department treatment spaces and fast track area and additional Medical Suites. All associated support facilities e.g. kitchen and administration were expanded to service the additional hospital capacity.

Tweed Heads Masterplan

This Masterplan project offered options for increased services demand, providing for upgraded services with several new services and adjustments to the models of care in practice while maintaining or improving the functional relationships on the site.

The strategic redevelopment roadmap included an additional podium and tower building accommodation inpatient units and tenancies, a new entrance and drop off point, an expansion of Emergency department to more than double existing capacity, amalgamation of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy into an integrated Cancer Centre, expansion of Medical Imaging, medical records, service and support areas.

A New Inpatient/ Outpatient tower will provide Cardiology, mental health Medical / Surgical inpatients Paediatrics, Special Care Nursery and  Maternity.   As inpatient beds are relocated into the new block, the existing critical areas of the hospital can be expanded.