Healthcare facilities are the foundation for well-functioning, thriving and resilient communities.
At Jacobs, we understand the challenges our clients face in managing their healthcare environment today while planning for tomorrow. From entire hospital campus developments to primary care clinics to specialist science and research laboratories, our team takes an integrated, data-driven approach to design and construct state-of-the-art facilities that can flex and respond quickly to emerging challenges and needs.
We provide end-to-end healthcare solutions
Health system governance
We advise governments, healthcare agencies and organizations on creating and implementing new pathways for effective decision-making, resource management and operational environments. We focus on system structure, policy frameworks, oversight mechanisms, financial models, healthcare coalitions and accountability.
Health operations advisory
We advise healthcare executives, service providers and corporate partners on pathways to remain people-centered, while making services accessible, affordable and integrated. We provide strategic, operational and digital advisory and implementation support to improve quality of care, optimize service delivery and enhance the safety of patients and healthcare workers.
We serve health system operators and providers, academic medical centers and research institutions and the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies across the full asset lifecycle from funding, planning, design and procurement to construction, asset management, commissioning and operations and maintenance. We provide end-to-end solutions that respond to our clients’ needs by delivering innovative facilities that are sustainable to operate and enhance economic, social and environmental outcomes.
Explore some of our recent work
Caboolture Hospital, QLD
We’re currently working with Metro North Health and Lendlease to design, document and deliver the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment project in Queensland. The project includes a new 25,000m2 clinical services building housing a brand-new emergency department, operating theatre suite and wards for intensive care, geriatric medicine, palliative care, rehabilitation and cardiac services and general-purpose wards. The project also includes almost 6,000m2 of refurbishment upgrades in the existing hospital buildings to provide additional spaces in neonatal services, a new in-house sterilization department and expanded pathology and pharmacy departments.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW
We’re currently delivering interior and exterior design and health planning services for the $510 million (AU$750 million) Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Stage 1 Redevelopment project. The project will deliver a new hospital building and refurbishment of existing spaces, including more adult inpatient beds and expanded emergency department, intensive care unit, medical imaging services, operating theaters, and maternity, birthing and neonatal services.
Roma Hospital, QLD
In 2016, The Queensland Government announced plans to replace the existing nearly-80-year-old Roma Hospital with a new state-of-the-art, medical facility. Jacobs was initially engaged to deliver the schematic design as part of the business case and was later appointed as Principal Design Consultant for the project. As principal design consultant, we were responsible for delivering all external and internal design services for the facility – which was completed in 2020 – including architecture, health planning, interiors, landscape architecture and building engineering services design.
Dunedin Hospital, NZ
Over a four-year period, completed in 2020, we worked with the Southern District Health Board and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health to develop the inputs for the Indicative Business Case and Detailed Business Case for the New Dunedin Hospital.
Christchurch Hospital Outpatients Building, NZ
When damage caused by the 2011 earthquake forced the relocation of Christchurch Hospital’s outpatient services into temporary facilities, Jacobs and CCM Architects were engaged to deliver new state-of-the art seismically designed facilities that embraced a collaborative, patient-centered care model for patients accessing allied health, general and specialist care outpatient services. Our work completed in 2019.
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital, NSW
Jacobs delivered architectural services for the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion Project - Stage 1 and Stage 2. The new facilities accommodated the expansion of existing services, meeting demand and reducing the need to travel out of the area for treatment for the growing population in New South Wales.
Footscray Hospital PPP, VIC
The new Footscray Hospital PPP is currently in delivery. Once complete, the new Footscray Hospital will be a major tertiary and teaching hospital in Melbourne’s booming inner west. We’re currently working with the Victorian Health Building Authority as Technical Advisor for Architecture & Health Planning to deliver this significant project. With an increase of almost 200 beds, the new hospital will treat approximately 15,000 more patients each year. Scheduled for completion in late 2025, it is the largest ever health infrastructure investment in the state.
New Frankston Hospital PPP, VIC
We’re working with the Victorian Health Building Authority as Technical Advisor for Architecture & Health Planning for the AU$1.1 billion project to redevelop Frankston Hospital. The new 12-story clinical services tower is expected to deliver 130 new beds and 15 new operating theaters and support the expansion of child and maternal health and mental health services in this fast-growing area of southeast Melbourne in Victoria.
Caboolture Hospital, QLD © Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW © NSW Health Infrastructure
Australian Defence Force Joint Health Command – Health Centers, Australia © Gallant Lee
Roma Hospital, QLD © South West Hospital and Health Service
Dunedin Aerial Image, NZ ©davidwallphoto.com
Christchurch Hospital Outpatients Building, NZ © Sarah Rowlands
New Footscray Hospital PPP, VIC © Victorian Health Building Authority
New Frankston Hospital PPP, VIC © Victorian Health Building Authority
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Meet some of our ANZ design team
Annabel Frazer, Health Planning Principal
As a health planner and designer, Annabel works with clients to translate health service needs into solutions that ensure the built facility and local environment become key enablers for efficient, sustainable health service delivery models. Annabel will be co-presenting a session titled Understanding post-occupancy evaluation processes for healthcare facilities in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand on Monday November 28 at the Australasian Health Design Conference in Melbourne.
Shari Blanch, Designer & Lead Health Researcher
As a designer and health researcher in the architecture team, Shari’s helps the Jacobs team integrate evidence-based design principles in healthcare projects in order to improve health systems and the health of the population. Shari will be co-presenting a session titled Understanding post-occupancy evaluation processes for healthcare facilities in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand on Monday November 28 at the Australasian Health Design Conference in Melbourne.
Jorge Anaya, Health Architecture Lead
Jorge has delivered a diverse portfolio of health projects, spanning early master planning right through to construction, across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. His strong design background and highly consultative and collaborative approach delivers substantial value at the initial design phase of any health project.
Emma Termont-Schenk, Associate Architect – Health
Emma is a Senior Architect with significant experience in the design and delivery of complex healthcare, educational and institutional (laboratory focus) projects. She has a passion for designing spaces that are contextually respectful of the environment in which they exist.
Rhonda Johnson, Clinical Health Planner
With 20 years’ experience as a nurse and five as a health planner, Rhonda is committed to influencing high standards of care delivery for patients and whanau (extended family) through the facility planning and design process. She has particular interest in the provision of health care and equity of access for New Zealand rural communities.
Megan Reading, Section Leader Architecture
Originally training as a registered nurse and later retraining as an architect, Megan has built a career out of delivering healthcare projects — large and small, public and private, rural and metropolitan — across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Megan will be facilitating a panel discussion titled Effectively Harnessing Value from Co-Design to Create Patient Centric, Equitable and Inclusive Health Infrastructure on Thursday December 8 at the Health Facilities Design & Development Conference, part of Victorian Healthcare Week in Melbourne.
Ben Smart, Healthcare Team Lead
Ben is an outstanding architect with experience spanning multiple sectors. He teams an inquiring mind and keen sense of fun with an adaptive and inclusive approach to help design healthcare facility upgrades and new developments that meet clinical needs and inspire a sense of delight in users.
Still want to know more?
Jacobs to Design Australian Hospital Redevelopment Project
Jacobs was selected by Health Infrastructure to deliver architectural services for the New South Wales (NSW) government's $582 million (AU $750 million) Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Stage 1 Redevelopment project to redevelop and expand the existing facility to meet growing demand for healthcare services within the community.
Jacobs Named Lead Architect for Major Redevelopment of Sydney’s Concord Hospital
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by New South Wales Health Infrastructure as lead architect for the $270 million (AU$341 million) redevelopment of Sydney’s Concord Hospital.
Architectural Team Supports the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Jacobs has been supporting the Australian Prostate Centre (APC) by providing design options, 3D visualizations and helping to secure funding for a new robotic operating surgery simulation and teaching center in Melbourne, which will be used to train both current and next generation surgeons in new robotic surgery procedures.
How Will COVID-19 Change Healthcare Design?
Jacobs Director of Health Infrastructure Matthew Holmes and physician and healthcare architect Diana Anderson will present at a virtual session of the European Health Care Design Conference in England June 17, 2021.
Protecting Our Healthcare Heroes: Preventing Cyber Attacks During a Crisis
Because of a normally low cyber profile, network security of healthcare facilities is typically not a priority. That is no longer the case. Jacobs Operations Manager, Director and Data Scientist for Cyber Charles Ramsay shares some insights on steps to take to help protect our healthcare providers.
Healthcare Data Management: The Patient is In
With the intersection of advanced data technologies and the evolution of healthcare, both providers and patients look to benefit, but security, privacy and data hygiene still loom as potential areas of concern. In this episode of If/When, we discuss data science advances in the context of healthcare with two data science experts from Jacobs - Dr. Jennifer Blum and David Morgareidge.
Infectious Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Health System Resilience
In this exclusive interview from Jacobs, we spoke with healthcare experts Dr. Nino Kharaishvili and Dr. David Franz about a variety of topics, such as how COVID-19 compares to other epidemics and pandemics; what are the best practices for emergency preparedness; what are the most pressing challenges with regards to pandemic preparedness that are not receiving enough attention; how the current pandemic may change the way that healthcare systems respond to future pandemics; and many others.