The Port Macquarie Base Hospital expansion project is a $110m extension of the existing facility, commissioned by NSW Health Infrastructure and constructed by Watpac Constructions in the growing regional city of Port Macquarie. The project included a new perioperative department that incorporated nine operating rooms, a cardiovascular interventional theatre and a new central sterilising and support department. Additionally the expansion included a new angio catheter laboratory, new intensive and critical care units, a new emergency department and new adult and paediatric inpatient units.
WGE were the electrical, information communications and technology and vertical transportation consultants for the project. The design was fully documented in Revit, which enabled detailed clash detection and coordination between services. This was particularly beneficial in designing services in areas that had limited ceiling void space.
WGE worked closely with the local health department to ensure that their operational requirements were met within the budgetary constraints.