SHAW LIVING

Tuggeranong Community Health Centre Extension and Refurbishment Project

ClientACT Health

LocationCorner Anketell and Pitman Streets, Tuggeranong

In early 2013, Shaw Building Group was selected as the construction manager for the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre Extension and Refurbishment Project, valued at $19m. Located on the corner of Anketell and Pitman Street in the Tuggeranong Town Centre, construction commenced in February 2013 with completion in March 2014.

There were a number of new service providers introduced into the existing building envelope, which required a detailed approach to project management and coordination. It was crucial that the SBG team worked in close consultation with ACT Health Officials and Health professionals to ensure the project success in meeting regulations and outcomes.

The introduction of services within the existing building envelope included medical gas, medical suction, renal dialysis, nurse call and assist, dental services, and x-ray, which require an uninterrupted power supply and provision of a generator. More traditional services were also part of the project scope including fit out of all electrical, mechanical, fire, communications, security and audiovisual equipment. The finishes schedule was also a departure from a traditional hospital interior, utilising a variety of colours and materials to achieve the uplifting look and feel.

The health services that are now located within the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre include:

  • Community nursing; ambulatory care clinics
  • Allied health services such physiotherapy, podiatry and nutrition
  • Diabetes services with provision of a nurse educator and dietician for those with gestational diabetes
  • Women, youth and children services
  • Adult mental health services
  • Alcohol and drug counselling
  • Pathology
  • Dental services
  • Community dialysis
  • Walk–in centre

The expansion and refurbishment of the Centre has allowed for a new Model of Care to be developed, with an emphasis on the client care, consultation with clients and their families in decision making and a focus on connecting and integrating all aspects of a person’s care and treatment.