Buildings to Make us Better

Health & Wellbeing
by Margie

Edmiston Jones’ Health and Wellbeing Team’s vision is to create vibrant places to enhance and sustain the well-being of our clients, their customers, and the broader community. Over our thirty plus year history, we have worked with 100’s of medical practitioners servicing the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla while reaching into the ACT and the Southern Highlands. This has left us with a deep appreciation of the challenges faced by the medical profession in regional Australia.

We combine our understanding of the functional and compliance requirements of health facilities with a customised response, tailored to the people who use them, in the places they are located. Supported by our team of specialists, including Interior Designers and a Landscape Architect, our expertise in the Health sector is continually evolving.

Clockwise from top left: Nowra Superclinic’s light filled waiting area + Muddy Puddles centre for young people with a disability + Mind the Gap mental health clinic & research facility

We have seen benefits extend beyond the physical “bricks and mortar” of the building and address difficulties such as those faced by service-providers in attracting and retaining professional medical staff. Ron de Jongh, CEO at Grand Pacific Health in Nowra, has told us that, in relation to the Nowra Superclinic :

“The workflow works. It is practical and follows the philosophy of Primary Care. It’s also a place of learning. It’s hard to get professionals to regional areas. This building plays a big part in getting them here and encouraging them to stay. When they visit the building, they fall in love with it.”

We seek to create built environments that do more than mitigate the negative impacts of artificial conditions. Edmiston Jones strive to create buildings and landscapes that enhance lives and contribute positively to health and well-being – places that actually make people better. We recognise that, as well as having physical needs met, a state of well-being must be satisfied socially, emotionally and mentally.

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