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Posted on 04 Sep 2019

The Florey Institute asked VAHI to share with our readership their search for examples of excellent healthcare design to kick-off a new project to redesign models of rehabilitation care and the built environments in which care is delivered.

The project – the New Optimised Virtual Environment Living Lab (NOVELL) – is being conducted through the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. It aims to develop a model for the redesign of hospital-based rehabilitation care and rehabilitation environments, integrating new knowledge about brain plasticity and neuroscience with cutting edge architectural solutions to create the ‘ideal’ rehabilitation service.

The project team wants to hear your examples of existing healthcare projects that have successfully integrated research evidence into the design of Australian healthcare settings, services or an entire health system. Of particular interest are rehabilitation services but the team is also keen to learn about excellent healthcare design and innovation projects in other contexts.

To submit your examples, please get in touch with the NOVELL team via

NOVELL is funded by the Felton Bequest and the University of Melbourne and seeks to build strong partnerships across industry, government, academia and society.

Page last updated: 04 Sep 2019