Designs released for Torquay Community Hospital
We’ve released designs for the new Torquay Community Hospital, showing the facility’s striking exteriors and internal spaces.
The designs have been carefully considered to create a safe and welcoming environment for patients, children and staff.
Key design priorities of the community were identified through consultation. These include:
- retaining a connection to nature
- using coastal colours to mirror the Torquay landscape
- honouring the local Indigenous cultural heritage.
Clinical and staff spaces have been designed with input from user groups and Barwon Health. This will ensure they are functional, safe spaces for both staff and patients.
About the Torquay Community Hospital
The Torquay Community Hospital will be a small public hospital providing a range of services. These will include:
- chronic disease management
- social support
- specialist appointments
- women’s health.
Strong links to specialists, community health and social support services will ensure more seamless follow-up treatment and support for those who require complex care.
The new, purpose-built facility will expand the services currently offered at Torquay Community Health. This will help take pressure off nearby major hospitals, including University Hospital Geelong. It will enable more people to manage their health needs closer to home.
The Torquay Community Hospital will be managed by Barwon Health. A parcel of land at 10 South Beach Road, Torquay has been secured for the new multi-million-dollar facility.
Construction for the new community hospital is expected to be completed in 2024.
Learn more about the Torquay Community Hospital via our dedicated project page.
Last updated: 28 October 2022