The Wollongong Hospital Birthing Unit Improvement Project, undertaken in 2018 as part of Project 2020, signals NSW Health’s commitment to improving the Maternity and Women’s Health Service in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). Edmiston Jones was proud to have completed the schematic design of this important facility, under construction in 2020.
The in-depth consultation we facilitated with midwifery staff, consulting doctors, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Infection Management and Control Service (IMACS) as well as consumer groups from Better Births Illawarra and Remember Me - Illawarra Baby and Child Loss Support gave us meaningful insights into the sometimes conflicting issues that form part of the everyday operation of the Birthing Unit at Wollongong Hospital.
The Solution / Outcome
We understand the nature of the work-flow from the many perspectives of those who work or visit the Unit, and look forward to the construction of a well-considered and pragmatic built solution that will stand the test of time.