Cabrini Health Paediatric Ward

Redevelopment of the Cabrini Health Paediatric Ward brought its visual identity in line with the rest of the Cabrini Malvern precinct and aligned the department with Cabrini’s quality of care vision.

Cabrini is a charitable Catholic institution caring for children and adolescents since 2005. It treats 3,000 inpatients and 2,500 day cases annually — from emergency surgeries and treatment to complicated, elective procedures.

The former Cabrini Children’s Centre had been instrumental in helping the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services develop a statewide paediatric observation chart, and was the first private hospital to use these charts.


  • 2018 Gold Award, Marketing – Interactive Signage [for interactive LUMES wall by ENESS], Melbourne Design Awards
Wurundjeri Country
Malvern, Victoria
Cabrini Health
Eness for the interactive light wall using LUMES
Project Contact
Rohan Wilson
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Cabrini innovated again with this paediatric ward, reducing the appearance of clinical elements and introducing a softness, and sense of joy to the spaces, while improving operational functions.

More seating and play areas were designed for greater choice and amenity. A highlight is the interactive art wall with various themed experiences that grow with interaction.

In developing a healing and nurturing environment for young patients and their parents, we consulted widely with staff and doctors, patients and their families. As well as the showpiece interactive art wall, the redevelopment involved:

In redeveloping our paediatric ward at Cabrini Malvern, we have introduced different technologies designed to engage, stimulate and entertain our young patients and provide a welcome distraction from the medical side of their experience with us. To enable this, we needed to use technology via control panels that would allow participants to easily navigate to the level that was appropriate to them.

Andrea Rindt
Cabrini Australia Nurse Director and Program Manager, Women and Children
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Kylee Ashdown

Project Leader, Melbourne