St Hilliers was engaged by Queensland Health and Central West Hospital & Health Service to design, document and construct a new hospital facility at Blackall, Queensland. The hospital was to be constructed on the existing site, neighbouring the existing hospital and was designed to provide high quality, patient-centred health services to the local community and wider catchment area.
Integrating with the existing Black Stump Medical Centre and comprising a 10-bed facility, the new hospital provides 24-hour emergency services to the public as well as spaces for public meetings. As part of the works, St Hilliers installed a generator which is prime loadrated for 250kVa, providing backup to the new hospital when engaged for all services, not just the essential services. A double-bunded fuel tank was also provided to allow power supply for three days on 100% loaded fuel consumption.
During the design phase, the end user identified a need for additional air conditioning to the corridors. St Hilliers is able to provide air conditioning to additional areas of the hospital without additional cost by exploring alternative designs and providing a more efficient method of delivery.
St Hilliers remained onsite and assisted the end user for weeks after Practical Completion to ensure a smooth transition to an operational hospital.