Pom pom-making in a doctor's waiting room is just one of the quirky practices that have completed the Middle Island Medical Clinic.
Since it launch in 2017, the clinic has transformed itself from the former Old Royal Hotel to an inner-city medical hub.
The clinic underwent its final facelift late last month, installing artwork created by a number of patients.
A dark grey background measuring 1.5 metres by 1 metre, holds an array of coloured pom poms assembled by members of the clinic while awaiting their appointments.
The piece is a pleasing transformation to the space, clinic boss Dr Ami Thies said.
"We wanted to include our patients in creating something for our redevelopment because it's important to us that our patients have a sense of ownership over the clinic," she said.
"We're really interested in trying to build a sense of connection whenever we can.
"We offered yarn in the waiting room with a suggestion that they might make us some pom poms to be turned into an artwork or installation.
"We ended up pretty overwhelmed to receive a rainbow of pom poms in all different shapes and sizes, and we've used them to create this
"As I was putting it together I started to love the idea that it represents our clinic's patients.
"All of them unique and different but connected to others, stronger and more beautiful for their connection and contrast."
The redevelopment of the Middle Island Medical Clinic is now complete.
After receiving $300,000 in a Rural General Practice Infrastructure Grant the group has added five consulting rooms downstairs, a satellite clinic with five rooms in the old building upstairs and the restoration of the building's ballroom.
"The key objective of the grant we were awarded was to increase positions for trainees in general practice and allied health and we just had two general practice registrars join us, as well as a mental health social worker," Dr Thies said.
"The Warrnambool Historical Society tells us that the building was famous for its ballroom which hosted dances including The Forresters' Ball just over 100 years ago.
"When we inherited the building it was a long dark corridor, five pokey bedrooms and a corner common room," she said.
"We could tell from the lofted ceiling that it had once been one whole room, so we knocked down the internal walls to reveal the old space.
"We plan to use the ballroom for classes, meetings and conferences."
The Fairy Street address will host its first yoga class this week.
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