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Hospital staff get first glimpse at nWCH Mock-Up Rooms

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nWCH News
Posted 8 Apr. 2022

To design a new state-of-the-art Women’s and Children’s Hospital, we have pushed ourselves to think outside the box… or, on this occasion at least, inside it.


We have designed life-size mock-up rooms out of cardboard to help our clinicians, other staff and consumers visualise the size and proposed layout of some of the standard clinical rooms planned for our new hospital.

The six mock-up rooms include:

  • Consult Room
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) room
  • NICU Anteroom
  • Special Care Babies Unit (SCBU) room
  • Medication Room
  • Dirty Utility

The temporary mock-up rooms allow staff and consumers to experience and orientate themselves with the proposed room layouts early on in the design phase.

Each room can be easily modified to accommodate any changes as we progress further in the design process, and are an efficient and cost-effective way to determine key design elements before any physical constructions commences.

The mock-up rooms were created and assembled through a collaboration between the nWCH Project Team and the University of South Australia’s Studio for Complex Human Environment Design in the IVE Centre.

The fact sheet below provides further information about the key features of each mock-up room.

nWCH Mock-Up Rooms - Fact Sheet