Gordon Eye Surgery is a multidisciplinary eye care practice, established in 1993 and incorporating state of the art technology and equipment with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of healthcare. With 15 specialists on site as well as a host of experienced healthcare professionals, Gordon Eye Surgery provides an excellent level of care. From corrective surgeries to disease treatment, and the very simple to the extremely complex, Gordon Eye Surgery is Sydney’s pre-eminent eye care specialist.
We consider ourselves fortunate at having been referred to the wonderful team at Space for Health.
For a new practice with a tight budget, the Space for Health team designed a modern, clean, highly functional office while never compromising aesthetics or quality. The prompt responses from the Space for Health team were always appreciated, and their design advice invaluable. Many of our patients have commented on our beautiful new reception area, and our neighbouring suites have said we now put them to shame.
We would happily recommend Space for Health to any medical practice looking at a renovation or new build.
Northern Private Pain Centre
North Shore Private Hospital
St Leonards, Sydney, NSW
Professor Roger Uren
We have been very pleased with the medical suite design-build that Space For Health supervised for us.
The design has been mentioned positively by many of our patients who see doctors on a regular basis. They feel it is a pleasant environment and makes it a lot more relaxing visit than would otherwise be the case.
The radiation shielding which is necessary for the nuclear medicine suite was all integrated into the design so that it is a safe environment for our patients and staff but without altering the design features.
Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Ultrasound
RPA Medical Centre
Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Dr. Mark P Kohout
I have now worked with Space For Health on two separate projects: one to set up consulting rooms and a 2-theatre day surgery, the other to develop a medical Centre and a 4 theatre hospital.
Late night inspection of a building site? No problem. 7th change to the concept lan? No problem. Dealing with a difficult council? No problem. Deadlines? No problem. The rooms and day surgery were concept designed, certified and fitted out within 4 months. The keys were handed to us 3 days ahead of schedule and the project manager totally restored my faith in the building/Fitout industry. First class, professional and pleasant to deal with.
They charge reasonable rates and I have found that a lot of small extras are not even being invoiced. I have two more projects planned and fully intend to use Space For Health on these as well.
Sydney and Orange, NSW
Professor Ian Wilcox
I have had the pleasure of working with Space For Health on three medical practice fitout renovations since 1999.Space For Health are a superb architecture firm with an excellent understanding of the needs of medical practice and superb design skills. In addition they are an excellent Project Manager of the building work required. In my experience two out of the three renovations we have performed in our practice have been performed during periods of time in which we have had to continue working throughout this period.
I would be most happy to recommend Space For Health without reservation.
With kind regards, Yours sincerely,
Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre
Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Partnering with Space For Health
Finding the right site wasn’t easy – there is a plethora of specific requirements to take on board for a practice of this type, and we had to make sure it was perfect. When we found the rather unique site in Gordon (on Sydney’s upper North Shore) and completed our tenancy feasibility study, everything came together. It had enough space inside for the specialist equipment, enough room for an ample car park, and most importantly, it was in a good location for their existing client base.
Optimal efficiency for workflow recovery
Gordon Eye Surgery’s new facility is large, and an important factor in the design was to create a flow throughout the space that would make it easier for staff to get from A to B, and easier for patients to get where they need to be. Due to the size, we are able to create a circular workflow, where patients can easily go from the reception, to the consulting room, to where they are treated, through to a lounge for recovery and then back to reception. We were also able to create efficient pathways for staff, to streamline their movements.
Where technology meets aesthetics
Eye treatment equipment needs to meet requirements that other medical disciplines don’t. This meant designing the right atmosphere to ensure that this cutting edge software can work efficiently. To do this, we needed to make considerations around how the equipment would work – some required total dark to perform, while others could be kept in the same area to remove the need for patients to walk from room to room and machine to machine. The site utilises natural light in its recovery lounge, as well as plants and soft tones to provide a healing environment. We used natural elements like timber along with bright colours, tile mosaics and a feature wall in the entrance. The
result is modern, but natural and welcoming.
At Space For Health, we understand how healthcare professionals work, and we also understand design and building compliance standards – we have everything needed to design, build and fit out a medical practice that works for your team and your patients. For more information about our services and what we can do for you, contact us today.