A splash of purple heralds the start of a new year on the RPA campus.
The Satellite Dialysis building on Missenden Road has had a bold makeover with a striking splash of purple paint.
The colourful move is one of the many changes our health care community will notice around our campus in 2018.
Chief Executive Dr Teresa Anderson says it is one of many initiatives to help make our campus more inviting, more accessible and easier to navigate.
"Hospitals and health services can be daunting places for our community, particularly when they are worried about a loved one or trying to get to an appointment," Dr Anderson said.
"The bold paint is one of the ways we are giving a warm welcome to everyone on campus when they arrive.”
Other locations already marked with the signature RPA purple include the Institute of Academic Surgery building on Carillion Avenue, the Institute of Rheumatology and Orthopaedics (IRO) in the Queen Elizabeth II building, the ground floor foyer of the Professor Marie Bashir Centre and the level 4 door from the RPA main building to Gloucester House.
RPA Acting General Manager Nobby Alcala said the purple walls have been popular with community members and staff.
"Our patients and their loved ones see the purple and know they are close, or heading in the right direction, even before they are greeted by our staff or our wonderful volunteers," Mr Alcala said.
But why purple?
Simple! It mimics the beautiful Jacaranda trees which traditionally bloom throughout the RPA campus during Spring and Summer.