Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Clinical Sustainment


Lucid was engaged to undertake a $65M master plan assessment of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) critical infrastructure items and detailed design of clinical areas.

This included the following:

  • Medical day unit.
  • Neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Capacity and condition review of key items of electrical plant.
  • Reliability of essential and non-essential electrical infrastructure.
  • Implementation of site wide electrical metering system and redistribution of essential electrical power to maintain reliability and increase site capacity.
  • Maintenance scheduling of critical infrastructure.
  • Assessment and recommendation of measures to mitigate the risk of Legionella disease associated with existing HVAC plant.
  • Upgrade of existing hot water plant to increase efficiency via the introduction of solar pre-heating.
  • Upgrade of existing fire detection, occupant warning and inter comm systems.

The role performed by Lucid involved a detailed survey of existing systems and preparation of reports to advise of the potential risks associated with the existing infrastructure and identifying necessary upgrades based upon the available funding programme.

Due to Lucid’s thorough understanding of the infrastructure of the electrical distribution system, our team were able to identify a significant point of potential failure to the system due to overload conditions of SA Power Networks incoming supplies and on-site generation systems.