Opened on 29th November, The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital represents seven years of intensive planning, design and construction. Since completion in July 2014, the hospital has been full of activity with training programs, introduction of IT and final clinical clean.
The project has had minute scrutiny during the design process and right through commissioning. Just as the facility has enjoyed widespread praise at from the public at Brisbane Open House, we are now receiving great feedback from clinicians.
Congratulations to all those at Queensland Health that have brought this project to fruition. It promises to be a world class facility. It has already received the 2013 International Academy of Design and Health Award for Best Future Hospital and we wish it further success.
To celebrate this momentous occasion here are some facts about what went into designing Queensland’s newest hospital.
- A partnership with Conrad Gargett and Lyons
- Culmination of seven years’ work
- 54 architects involved
- 172,000 hours worked
- 1700 drawings
- 2900 room layout sheets
- 33 internal paint colours
- 359 beds
- 20 operating rooms
- 3,561 doors
- 46,000 individual plants
- Six 30 year old fig trees