With a total floor area of 175,000m2, GCUH is one of the first fully integrated urban design, landscape and architecture health projects to incorporate a precinct strategy. Consideration for patients and staff was applied throughout the design process and has resulted in an award-winning facility based on evidence-based design. The world class facility sits in a parkland which is cleverly incorporated into the hospitals function, offering passive healing for patients and visitors.
Opening in September 2013, GCUH has created an innovative, sustainable environment for health care provision into the future. Purpose-built, it offers a range of more complex services than ever before available to the region. Comprising an integrated Clinical Services Building, 50 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Ambulatory Care Services, hot floor for Intensive Care and Surgical Services, a Pathology and Education Building, 72 bed Mental Health Unit, comprehensive Cancer Care Centre and Retail Precinct.