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Newcastle, NSW

EJE Architecture has recently completed Stage 2 of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. Following on from the award-winning Stage 1 which EJE completed two years earlier, Stage 2 has provided new Intensive Care rooms, Isolation Room, Staff Facilities and a Family Room. This stage continues the family centred care we developed within stage 1, which has been widely appreciated by patients’ families and staff alike.

The design focused heavily on colours, materials and textures derived from nature, with a warm, nurturing colour palette of yellows, mauves and blush pink, timber look finishes and hand painted wall graphics. Lighting was another primary design consideration throughout the planning process, with indirect and natural lighting utilised throughout the unit as much as possible. EJE Architecture have been privileged to be involved in this project and are very proud of the finished result.

JHCH NICU Stage 2