Frequently Asked Questions
The hospital needs a major capital investment to ready it for the next 20 years to enable it to deliver its vision. The redevelopment is driven by the need to:
• improve the functionality of spaces,
• improve aesthetics,
• increase patient room sizes,
• renew primary, secondary and tertiary engineering infrastructure, and
• improve parking facilities for patients.
Each of these will improve the patient experience now and serve as a foundation for ongoing improvements in patient experience.
There are a number of components in the planned redevelopment, and revitalisation of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, delivered over five stages. These are listed below:
New facilities or refurbishments to existing hospital services including:
- new ED and clinical decision unit;
- new coronary care unit;
- new high dependency unit / intensive care unit expansion;
- net increase of 50 beds;
- net increase of three theatres;
- kitchen refurbishment (room service delivery model);
- sterile services department refurbishment;
- perioperative services refurbishment (new hybrid theatre and day of surgery admissions/ day surgery unit reconfiguration);
- ward refurbishments;
- lift refurbishments and additional service lifts;
- upgrades to the secondary and tertiary engineering infrastructure;
- administrative and support functions;
- support services infrastructure.
Mother and Baby Centre (MBC), including:
- maternity wards and nursery;
- birth suites and obstetrics emergency theatre;
- neonatal intensive care unit;
- maternal foetal assessment unit;
- operating theatres and associated perioperative services functions;
- administrative and support functions;
- support services infrastructure including linen and supply.
New medical suites, education and research building, including:
- six (or more floors) of strata-title consulting suites;
- whole floor(s) for education and research;
- ground floor café and retail opportunities;
- basement tenant car park.
A new site energy plant (SEP), including:
- new engineering infrastructure;
- SEP link to connect to the new and existing facilities.
Car parking additions, including:
- multi-storey car park expansion (2 additional floors);
- reconfiguration of other car parks across the hospital;
- net gain of approximately 222 bays across the hospital;
- relocation of an existing footpath crossover on Cambridge Street to new crossover near Station Street accessing the existing outdoor car park.
A local development plan is a mechanism used to coordinate and assist in achieving better built form outcomes by linking lot design to future development. It can facilitate the design and coordination of development upon small and highly constrained lots, and supplement development standards contained within local planning schemes and the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes). At the local government’s discretion, a local development plan can also streamline the development approval process, with compliant development exempt from the requirement to obtain development approval.
Visitors can continue to access the multi-storey car park whilst it is being refurbished as part of the Subiaco redevelopment. The majority of the works undertaken will be above the current top storey. A temporary car park will be constructed on the former St John of God House site on the Cambridge Street side that will accommodate overflow from the multi-storey car park and reconfigured staff car parking.
Upon completion, 222 new parking bays will be added to St John of Go Subiaco Hospital, improving parking accessibility for visitors to the hospital, as well as the caregivers and medical practitioners
There will be a minimal increase. We commissioned Transcore to conduct a Transport Impact Assessment (TIA) report with respect to our proposed LDP. Extensive video traffic surveys and manual traffic counts were undertaken to establish the existing traffic and parking situation at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and to accurately inform development of the LDP. Their report concluded that:
- the additional traffic on surrounding roads and intersections as a result of the proposed LDP would be relatively low and the level of impact due to the proposed LDP is expected to be local with minimum traffic disruption on major surrounding roads;
- the overall network performance would not change significantly as a result of the proposed LDP and the additional level of delays and queue dues were reported to be minimal.
The emergency department at St John of God Subiaco Hospital is expected to receive up to four ambulances a day, mainly due to the small bed numbers in the department. To compare, Fiona Stanley Hospital emergency department has 66 beds. Acute trauma patients will not be admitted to this emergency department, instead they will be directed to nearby tertiary hospitals.
We have an ongoing relationship with Rotary Osborne Park, and supports their Hospital Equipment Project through the donation of superseded equipment to hospitals in Cambodia, Sri Lanka and South Sudan. Items such as hospital beds and mattresses, C arms, X ray machines, computers, orthopaedic equipment, paediatric cribs, wheelchairs, heart monitoring equipment, defibrillators and infusion pumps, theatre beds and theatre lights, and ultrasound transducers are donated.
The hospital has also donated money towards assisting in the transportation of the donated equipment, and they do not send items that are unserviceable. If equipment can be repaired this is completed before sending away.
The hospital also has a robust environmental stewardship program that works in collaboration with Suez waste management, to ensure that all recycling efforts are maintained.
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