"It’s going to be a great place to work for staff, and it’s going to be a nurturing place for patients"
Dr Max Alexander, Chief Executive, Southern NSW Local Health District

South East Regional Hospital

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Health Infrastructure
1556 Tathra Rd, Bega NSW 2550, Australia
October 2011 - January 2016
Full Architectural Services

26,000m² GFA

174,000m² Total Site Area


The South East Regional Hospital project provides a purpose-built healthcare facility with contemporary functional design and models of care. The hospital is located approximately 2km outside the Bega township, and is designed to replace the existing hospitals at Bega and Pambula. The site has been masterplanned to develop into an integrated health campus, bringing together future education, accommodation and clinical services into a dynamic civic precinct.

New facilities associated with the hospital include a significant expansion of acute, sub-acute, clinical support and primary health services.

Extensive user consultation and site analysis has resulted in a design that is sensitive to the hospital’s cultural and environmental context. With a northerly aspect on the edge of Bega River, the hospital has a strong connection to landscape and the regional community.

The design has a human scale, at just over three levels, with a generosity of outlook and views to the landscape beyond.

Planning is around a central, open space which connects the various activities within the hospital. Openings between each of the walls allow patients to navigate easily through the hospital, reducing stress and anxiety levels. Ready access to outside space and balcony spaces contribute to promoting a sense of wellbeing, rest and relaxation.


1556 Tathra Rd, Bega NSW 2550, Australia

Brief Elements

  • 136 beds
  • Emergency department
  • Intensive care service
  • Rehabilitation service
  • Palliative care beds
  • Mental health service
  • Medical oncology unit
  • Renal dialysis unit
  • Paediatric unit
  • Helipad
  • Primary health care
  • Ambulatory services


  • Designed to provide a welcoming, community facility
  • Ease of navigation through openings between walls and corridors
  • Landscaping and balconies provide restful, healing environment
  • Sited to take advantage of northerly aspect on Bega River; views and outlooks throughout hospital
  • Future proofed to provide clinical capacity beyond 2021


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360 Degrees Landscape Architect
Landscape Architect
Ann Gordon Design
Rider Levett Bucknall
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SCP Constulting
Structural Engineer
C & M Consulting
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Steensen Varming
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Warren Smith & Partners
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Sinclair Knight Merz
RPS Group
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Australian Bushfire Protection Planners
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AED Group
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