Innovation Campus Health and Wellbeing Precinct
Establishing a community health precinct close to home
UOW, in conjunction with the preferred developer, Lendlease, is developing a unique, state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Precinct at its Innovation Campus. It will provide patient-centred, multidisciplinary health facilities to improve the health outcomes for people in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.
The hub of the precinct will be a UOW-operated community health clinic - intoHealth - dedicated to being a centre of excellence in integrated healthcare to address key issues facing the Illawarra. It will complement existing health services in the Illawarra by offering non-surgical care focused on preventative health issues to maintain overall physical and mental wellbeing.
An Australian-first, the University-led centre will provide a one-stop shop model of care with the central focus being the needs of the patient and their family. The strong focus on teaching and research will see research translated into practice to improve patient experience and outcomes. It will operate on a social equity of access to healthcare, providing innovative clinical services and diagnostic facilities for both public and private patients.
intoHealth will enable people to receive a continuum of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, disease management, rehabilitation and palliative care services, according to their needs throughout their life in a technology enabled context.
It’s the first time truly integrated health delivery with intergenerational connectivity will be delivered in Australia. This means everything from, rehabilitation, disability, aged-care services, and mental health services will all be delivered in the one precinct. It will bring together a range of health professionals including doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dietitians, dentists, pharmacists, academics and pathologists.
The precinct will also include an innovative and integrated aged care and senior living village. In partnership with an aged living provider, this initiative will see aged-care services link research, teaching and learning on a daily basis.