Destravis is delighted to welcome John McGuire as our Director – Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation. Managing Director Gunther De Graeve explains “Most health services are facing increased demand from a growing population.  At the same time they need to improve their financial viability, their workforce sustainability and their environmental responsibility. This dilemma is perplexing many
Destravis is proud of the contribution we made to the development of this exciting project.
Jacaranda Place began with an Investment Brief by Destravis in 2016 and opened to patients in 2021. Destravis remained on the project from inception to completion and is very proud of the facility and care environment that has been created for adolescent consumers in Queensland seeking mental health services and rehabilitation. Jacaranda Place was a

Mount Barker Hospital ED underway

DesignInc Adelaide and Destravis have been working closely with Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network to design a new $11.8M emergency department in Mount Barker. The Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is one of SA Health’s key peri-urban health facilities which plays a critical function in stabilising patient flows to Adelaide’s metropolitan hospitals. Construction

New Director Announcement

Destravis is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Surkamp to the role of Director and Shareholder. Sandra is highly specialised in health facility planner and designer; the past 12 years of her career have been dedicated to hospital and health facilities.  Sandra has been a senior member of Destravis for almost 5 years. Her

The Southern Health Expansion Plan

Destravis undertook integrated clinical service and infrastructure master planning for Southern Adelaide LHN. SA’s Minister for Health announced the Plan which entails a sequence of projects which will increase health capacity across Southern Adelaide and critically provide additional treatment spaces at Flinders Medical Centre ED to support the growing and ageing population. The project is
Gunther De Graeve presented at the European Association for Hospital Managers on the topic of Healthy Architecture; taking the bold position that hospital CEO’s throughout Europe should mandate healthy hospital environments for patients and staff. European Association for Hospital Manager (EAHM) held their 28th annual congress in Ghent, Belgium in September. Hospital Executive and Management

Specialists in New Zealand

Destravis welcomes Jeanette Cooke as Regional Director - NZ. Based in Wellington, Jeanette will carry on the specialist health services Destravis has been providing directly in the region for almost 3 years.
Jodi Hallas has joined the Destravis team to bring service planning expertise which complement our existing capital planning expertise; providing independent, holistic, strategic planning service to clients in the health industry. The health service planning scope we now provide is the enabler to strategic capital planning.  “With Jodi’s expert advice, we can now assist clients
Destravis Associate Director, Sandra Surkamp was invited to deliver the opening presentation at the South American symposium of the International Academy for Design & Health in Brazil in October. Her presentation focused on the importance of healthy design in the built environment and need to develop the healthy building index upon which to assess future projects.
Client demand for strategic infrastructure and service advice in the health and tertiary education industries is driving Destravis expansion into Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington.
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Alan Dilani, founder of the International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) has announced his retirement following decades of tireless commitment to the role. Gunther is honoured to be selected to carry Alan’s legacy into the future. “I’m honoured to lead the Academy forward alongside many of the committed and passionate colleagues. Together we are