St John of God Subiaco Hospital redevelopment

A staged transformation of our hospital is underway to enable us to meet the future health care needs of Western Australians. 

St John of God Health Care has announced approval for the major redevelopment of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, the largest in the organisation’s history

St John of God Subiaco Hospital is a world-class private hospital which has been caring for the Western Australian community over 120 years. It is the oldest and perhaps most iconic St John of God Health Care hospital and has an outstanding reputation for the provision of high-quality clinical care.

Maintaining the traditions of its Mission and Values means that facilities must be maintained as first class. As a leading private tertiary hospital, St John of God Subiaco Hospital remains at the leading edge of medicine and research, with a continued focus on improving services and facilities to ensure patients, visitors, doctors and caregivers have the best possible experience.

Following extensive planning, and community and stakeholder consultation, the hospital is now ready to progress redevelopment and revitalisation of the Subiaco site, and expansion of our existing services and facilities. Our redevelopment and refurbishment projects will enable us to expand services and enhance research capabilities, while delivering an exceptional patient experience supported by innovation and advanced design.  The Local Development Plan lodged with the Town of Cambridge has been approved and we are now progressing our Development Application (DA). 

The redevelopment will add a new eight storey clinical block, private Emergency Department, a Mother and Baby Unit including a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a virtual care hub, and a purpose-built pandemic ward to care for patients when outbreaks of highly infectious diseases such as COVID-19 occur.

It will also transform the hospital experience for patients, offering a hotel-style stay, including a la carte room service, and 98 per cent of the hospital’s rooms will be single, private rooms.

The new eight storey clinical block is the centrepiece of the redevelopment, featuring 260 single rooms and, upon completion, adding more than 150 beds to the hospital site. A further six new theatres, including a hybrid theatre will be part of the development.  The new clinical block will also feature a dedicated Mother and Baby unit, including a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with large and luxurious bedrooms on the upper floors offering new parents magnificent views. The lower floors will have a dedicated Heart Centre, bringing together cardiac intervention services, a new coronary care unit and cardiothoracics.

The new 24/7 emergency department will offer a boutique experience enabling patients to be treated rapidly. This will be supported by a virtual care hub will enable remote monitoring of patients in the hospital, at home and, potentially, at other St John of God Health Care hospitals.

We are also expanding parking on site and upgrading public open spaces and links to the Subiaco Town Centre.

Here is a more detailed description of the proposed redevelopment planned for St John of God Subiaco Hospital:

New developments and refurbishments including:

  • new eight-storey 260-bed clinical block
  • state-of-the-art facilities with connected technology to enhance patient experience, clinical excellence and innovation
  • new 24/7 Emergency Department offering a boutique experience and enabling rapid access to clinical care
  • virtual care hub to enable remote patient monitoring
  • dedicated Mother and Baby Unit with large patient rooms on pre and post natal wards, new emergency obstetric operating theatre, 10 birth suites, and neonatal ICU
  • six new theatres and pre and post surgical facilities
  • dedicated infectious diseases pandemic ward
  • kitchen upgrade to enable hospital-wide a la carte room service delivery
  • additional lifts to improve movement around the hospital for staff, patients and visitors
  • upgraded Sterilisation Services Department (SSD)
  • increased beds from 550 to over 700 beds
  • additional two-storeys of visitor car parking on the existing multi-storey car park
  • new site engineering plant
  • upgraded perioperative services
  • upgraded cardiology services
  • refurbished oncology ward
  • upgraded hospital entrance and dedicated public open spaces
  • new Chapel

Construction work is expected to begin in September 2021, with an initial focus on kitchen refurbishment to allow for hospital-wide room service, temporary caregiver car parking and installation of new lifts in the internal courtyard.

The latest news and information about our redevelopment will be posted here as the project moves forward. Please enter your details below to receive regular updates or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more.  

If you have any questions about the Subiaco redevelopment please contact our redevelopment team via email: or phone 9382 6104.

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