Huntington Disease Unit St Joseph's Hospital

Project Details

Project Budget: $20M

Sector: Health

Services Rendered: Project Management Services across Strategic Planning and Implementation phases

Completion Date: 2013

Design: Wayne McPhee & Associates

Contractor: Stephen Edwards Constructions

Huntington Disease Unit

The free-standing Huntington’s Disease Unit was delivered at the St Joseph’s Hospital site at Auburn to accommodate patients suffering from Huntington’s Disease.

The new unit is owned and operated by SV and MHS in partnership with WSLHD Huntington’s Service at Westmead Hospital.

The relocation of the residential component will be undertaken with a revised model of care.

The scope of works included a 20 bed facility, comprising 14 residential aged care beds, 4 neuropsychiatric beds and 2 assessment and monitoring beds.

Project Management and Contract Administration services were provided throughout design and construction phase.


The Challenges

To ensure the scope of works were delivered to the high level of NSW Government and Health regulations and requirements.

The Solutions

Associated administration and patient living areas enabled independent operation including lounges, dining, activities areas, staff offices, and a staff station.

The Outcomes

A state of the art disease unit comprising of 14 new aged care beds, 4 neuropsychiatric beds and 2 assessment and monitoring beds. Landscaping and an external deck was constructed around a mature gum tree.

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