The three back of house lifts will improve movement across the hospital for caregivers and medical specialists, and will enable the delivery of the hospital’s a la carte room service to all patients hospital-wide.
As part of works, one lift is being constructed in the courtyard’s south east corner and two are being built in the north east corner.
While the four storey office infill space will eventually accommodate administrative caregivers, it will initially be used to house equipment from the hospital’s Sterilisation Services Department (SSD), while upgrades to SSD are underway.
SSD reprocesses reusable medical devices and instruments used in operating theatres and doctors’ rooms, to meet the operational requirements of the hospital.
St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Prof Shirley Bowen commented that everyone at the hospital was excited to hear about the concrete pour and was looking forward to seeing the lifts and office infill rise over the coming months.
“The three lifts in particular will help to further improve the patient experience, by allowing all patients across the hospital to enjoy our a-la-carte service,” she said.
“The restaurant style menu has been available to maternity patients for the last few years, and has proven to be very popular with patients and their partners alike. We are pleased to soon be expanding the service to everyone in our care.”
The construction of the lifts and infill space has been approved by the Town of Cambridge, as part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s initial redevelopment works.
A development application for the wider hospital redevelopment has also been submitted for approval to the Western Australian Planning Commission. Subject to approval, the redevelopment will be the largest transformation in St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s 123 year history.
Redevelopment plans include a variety of new facilities such as an eight storey Clinical Block with private Emergency Department, Mother and Baby Centre and dedicated Heart Centre.
More information about St John of God Hospital's major redevelopment.