Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment 8 June 2018

Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment BY creativeroad, 125 Comments, 220 Likes

Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment

Art Strategy + Program Delivery

Creative Road has developed a strategy to guide the delivery of an art program for the final stages of the Dubbo Hospital redevelopment.  The project vision is to deliver a leading regional arts in health program unique to Dubbo and its catchment area communities. The program will be a curated complimentary arts and cultural experience which promotes health, healing and a safe and welcoming environment for patients, staff and visitors. Dubbo is a major referral hospital which sits within the largest LHD covering a third of the state of NSW.

Creative Road’s approach has included looking at how the art program can contribute to the whole identity of the hospital campus, imbuing it with a unique identity and sense of place. Integrating art into hospital’s spaces, adding a layer of beauty and narrative to the concept of wellness.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Client:                   Health Infrastructure NSW

Location:              Dubbo, NSW

“14.8% of people residing in Dubbo are either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. Due to the large catchment area of the hospital, the percentage of Aboriginal patients is much higher – with approximately 30% of babies born at Dubbo Hospital identified as Aboriginal.  This has been a key driver in the art program development to ensure inclusivity and cultural appropriateness.” Rebecca Townsend, Creative Road