Riverland General Hospital Berri
Redeveloping therapeutic landscapes
Project OverviewProject Overview
Client Riverland General Hospital / State Government of South Australia
Scope concept design, detail & documentation, contract administration
Location Berri, South Australia
Collaborations GHD Woodhead
Year 2011 - 2014
Understanding that in some cases, environments can help make recovery and health management a less arduous ordeal, we were pleased to apply the latest in therapeutic garden design to the redevelopment of Berri Hospital. Patients seeking respite and recovery from various conditions and treatments are able to surround themselves in gardens and spaces adorned with fragrant plants and flowers.
Self-sufficient and low maintenance, local plant life was selected not only for its favourable water-wise rating but also for its hardiness and longevity – especially in exposed areas.
As collaborators, GHD Woodhead completed the redevelopment and builds of specialist wards and a new rehabilitation centre, we researched and assessed the needs of the staff and patients to arrive at plant choices that would both thrive and provide enjoyment for all stakeholders.
Restorative environments complemented by pragmatic choices