LGH Allied Health Redevelopment

Picture: Oliver and Anthony of Philp Lighton Architects

Philp Lighton Architects in partnership with the Tasmanian Government is redeveloping the Allied Health Department, a new Special Care Dental Unit and Nursing call system at the Launceston General Hospital.

Anthony Dalgleish is representing Philp Lighton as Project Architect for the design and contract administration of the project and the head contractor is David Murray of Premium Construction.

“The current Allied Health Department has not been upgraded since the LGH was built more than 30 years ago, so this is a very exciting project for the hospital,” Ms Ashlin

“The build has some interesting engineering challenges, with our construction taking place over existing sections of the hospital.

“The redeveloped Allied Health department will house physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition, podiatry, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy and outpatient rehabilitation services.

“We are building new consulting and treatment rooms and the new Special Care Dental Unit will be a first for the LGH.”

Mrs Ashlin said there will also be an expanded waiting room and reception areas on Level 2 of the hospital building.

“The nurse call system at the LGH is being upgraded where needed, to ensure it remains state-of-the-art. The duress alarm system will also be overhauled.”

Mrs Ashlin said the current Allied Health Department will be located on Level 4 until building works are complete, which is expected to be in September.

article from: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/news/insights-4-million-upgrade-launceston-general-hospital

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