New Footscray Hospital virtual engagement room claims gold
The new Footscray Hospital virtual engagement room has taken out the top honours in the GOV Design Awards 2022 as part of the Melbourne Design Awards Elevate campaign.
The New Footscray Hospital Project team were unable to meet with the community in person due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Together with professional services firm RPS, a virtual engagement room was created. The virtual room invited members of the community to learn more about the design and construction of the $1.5 billion new hospital.
Visitors to the virtual room can explore interviews with the builders and experience a 3D tour of the hospital designs, from the comfort of their home. The room also includes kids’ activities and an opportunity to contribute to a time capsule that will be placed on the site of the new Footscray Hospital.
Information is available in multiple languages and the ‘community corner’ shines a spotlight on the community that has helped shape this once in a generation investment for Melbourne’s west.
The room is regularly updated as the project moves into new stages of construction. It includes opportunities to submit questions to the project team and download further information.
An accessible version of the virtual engagement room is available on our website.
About the new Footscray Hospital
The new Footscray Hospital will support the increasing demand from Melbourne’s booming western suburbs, ensuring families can get the care they need close to home.
Construction is underway, with the new hospital set to open in 2025.
Learn more about the new Footscray Hospital via our dedicated project page.
Last updated: 14 April 2022
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