The expansion of the paediatric ward at Ballarat Base Hospital was designed from a child’s perspective, with intimate rooms and homelike surroundings, and large bespoke graphics featuring Australian native animals in regional landscapes, combined with splashes and pops of colour to add to the child and family-friendly aesthetic.

Existing double rooms have been modified to accommodate single patients and space for a parent to stay overnight with their child, with the flexibility to accommodate two patients and parents in times of increased demand.

Multi-day beds have space for recliner beds to allow parents to sleep overnight beside their child, with the benefit of one single room and the adjacent adolescent lounges flexibility to be combined to accommodate a family for longer stays, assessments or palliative care.

The expansion includes a communal play area for infants and children in addition to a discreet adolescent lounge for added privacy.




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