Hope measures 54 metres high and 74 metres long, and will be used by Georgiou Group over the coming months to undertake initial works specific to the hospital’s proposed major redevelopment project.
These initial works have been approved by the Town of Cambridge and include the construction of a dedicated infectious diseases pandemic ward, upgrade of the hospital’s kitchen to introduce a hospital-wide a la carte service, and construction of new internal lifts to facilitate improved movement across the hospital.
The name Hope was suggested by one of the hospital’s very special nurses, Alana, as part of a naming competition that was open to caregivers from across the hospital’s wards and departments.
Alana explained in her winning submission that when caregivers see the crane high above them, they can remember to keep their chin up – that this period of COVID-19 shall pass, as did the
epidemic that brought about St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s birth.
“Together, we will look forward with ‘hope’ and build on the foundations that the Sisters laid, providing a brighter future for the people of Perth,” she said.
The proposed wider redevelopment plans include a variety of new facilities such as an eight storey Clinical Block with private Emergency Department, Mother and Baby Centre, dedicated Heart Centre and Pandemic Ward. They also include a dedicated Education and Research Centre and private medical suites.
A redevelopment application has 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 and will ensure the health care needs of the community are met into the future.
More information about St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s major redevelopment.