Goulburn Valley Health

Five stage masterplan redevelopment of 280 bed acute and extended care facility in Shepparton.

Goulburn Valley Health (GVH) Shepparton is a 280 bed acute and extended care facility which provides surgical, medical, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care and psychiatry services as well as extended care and regional services. It has two smaller sites at Rushworth and Tatura with acute and aged care beds and primary care services.

GVH provides community services which complement its inpatient role, such as Hospital in the Home, diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health. The hospital is currently constrained in its capacity to fulfil its role as a major regional health service with the facility falling well below space allocations included in current design guidelines.

The current condition and configuration of clinical care areas, inpatient accommodation and essential services seriously compromise the quality, safety and efficiency of GVH’s service delivery. Key functional areas are operating at capacity and the ageing physical layout fails to meet current health standards.

The Masterplan proposes redevelopment in five stages to address functional and operational gaps identified in the service plan, although it is considered that delivery of the first three stages would address the most urgent issues facing Goulburn Valley Health. The redevelopment of mental health is separately staged, and independent of the other five stages.

Location – Shepparton, Victoria
Client – Department of Health and Human Services
Completed – 2020

Goulburn Valley HealthBernita Edwards