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The Williamstown Hospital was built in 1894 and has since undergone multiple additions, reflected in its eclectic combination of old and new buildings, designs and materials. With all services held on the one site, The Hospital now suffers from a range of issues that all impact on the patient, staff and visitor experience.

Y2 Architecture was engaged by Western Health to undertake the Feasibility and Concept Design and Planning for the redevelopment of the Williamstown Hospital campus, which was principally concerned with the development of the following key elements and/or functions:

- Improve patient, staff and visitor safety and overall experience
- Improve accessibility of the hospital to the community through the provision of a new community hub, fit-for-purpose teaching hub with conference facilities and improved way finding, whilst improving service efficiency
- Deliver a hospital with a contemporary look and feel, which also provides best practice models of clinical delivery and care
- Provide and facilitate a wellness model that improves patient physical and mental health
- Enable the Hospital to service the growing population of Williamstown and the Hobson’s Bay area, support clinical and teaching staff and students, and bridge the hospital to the community more strongly, linking communities of interest