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Arts, culture and environment

The Logan Hospital Expansion acknowledges the importance of creating a welcoming and culturally safe environment in our expanded facilities.

We are committed to incorporating art and cultural elements into the design and construction of new facilities, in line with Metro South Health’s commitment to person-centred care. The inclusion of art and cultural elements can deliver significant benefits to the health and well being of patients, staff and families and enhance their experiences while in our facilities.

To achieve this commitment, we aim to engage with our local community members and groups to ensure our building designs are welcoming, safe and culturally appropriate.

Specifically, our aim is to:

  • use art and cultural design to enhance the built environment
  • support connections between our diverse communities
  • create quiet, healing environments using evidence-based design principles that create homelike and welcoming settings
  • inspire each other to think creatively about how we can improve our facilities and the care we provide.

Logan—an international city

Logan is one of the most diverse cities in the country. It’s home to more than 330,000 people from 217 different cultures.

Logan Hospital sits on land traditionally owned by Yugambeh language speaking people. We acknowledge their connection to land, wind, water and community. We also pay our respects to their culture and to Elders, past, present, future and emerging.

In Logan, 27 per cent of the population was born overseas, and 16 per cent speak a language other than English at home—higher than any other city in Queensland.

The diversity of Logan provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with local artists and cultural groups to enrich our healthcare facilities, promote an environment of inclusion, and celebrate our unique city.

What we’re doing

We’ve established an Arts, Culture and Environment Reference Group with representation from the community, Logan City Council, cultural groups and our healthcare staff.

Members of the group engage with their local communities and networks, to provide advice on art and cultural matters to the Logan Hospital Expansion project teams.

Currently the group is working on:

  • co-designing a façade for the new multi-level car park
  • providing feedback and advice to our architects on the design of public areas and landscapes for the expansion of Building 3
  • providing recommendations on the inclusion of art within the Logan Maternity refurbishment project and more.

How to get involved

We welcome all feedback and suggestions for arts, cultural or environmental enhancements for our infrastructure projects.

We will also be engaging more broadly with the community on some of our key art and cultural inclusions—keep an eye on our website and the Metro South Health Facebook page for details in the near future.

If you have a great idea to enhance the Logan Hospital Expansion, or if you’d like any further information, you can e-mail us at LoganHospitalExpansion@health.qld.gov.au.

Last updated 23 July 2020
Last reviewed 5 June 2020