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Ward refurbishment enhances patient experience

St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s Orthopaedic ward has reopened following the completion of a major refurbishment designed to further enhance the patient experience.

6 Feb 2019

6 February 2019 

As part of the renovation process, a variety of works were undertaken including the conversion of  shared bedrooms to single rooms, the refurbishment of all ensuites, installation of new floor finishes and the repainting of all walls.

In addition, a pomegranate print was introduced throughout the ward’s rooms and administrative area in recognition of the hospital’s rich heritage and core values.

The pomegranate is featured in the St John of God Health Care logo designed by the organisation’s founding Sisters. It includes five seeds which represent St John of God Health Care’s values; hospitality, compassion, respect, justice and excellence.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Professor Shirley Bowen was delighted to offer patients a new contemporary environment for their care and recovery.

“The ward renovation is the first stage of a significant Refurbishment Project over six wards and reflects our commitment to providing patients and their visitors a modern and comfortable hospital experience,” she said.

“The refurbished ward will also provide our caregivers, doctors and volunteers a refreshed work environment, contributing to enhanced morale and teamwork.”

To recognise the ward’s reopening, members of the hospital’s community were invited on ward tours.

Professor Bowen also delivered a presentation to caregivers and doctors about the refurbishment, its benefits to patients and future works.