Destravis was engaged to assist James Cook University and Mackay Hospital and Health Service to form a joint brief and concept for a new Translational Research Centre in Mackay.
The Translational Research Centre (JCU TRC) will play a vital role in driving improvements in the delivery of patient care and supporting a high quality, evidence-informed health system through the development of new treatment regimes, therapies and diagnostic testing protocols.
The envisaged clinical trials to be run include:
cells and other biological products
medical treatments and procedures
psychotherapeutic and behavioural therapies
health service changes
preventive care strategies
Researchers may also conduct clinical trials to evaluate diagnostic or screening tests and new ways to detect and treat disease.
The facility will comprise of the following functions:
Consult and interview rooms
Reception and small waiting facilities
PC2 Wet Lab
Observation areas: for subject recovery and supervised observation
Workspace: supporting fixed and dynamic population of approximately 15 resident and 15 visiting research and health care staff associated with the JCU CTU
Education spaces: providing learning opportunities associated with the research of the JCU CTU
Associated with these education facilities is a breakout/communal space.
Mackay Hospital and Health Service & James Cook University
Key personnel provided specialist education and health planning advice, cost estimate and concept floor plans for design of flexible research facility.