St John of God Subiaco Hospitals proposed redevelopment open for public comment

St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s major redevelopment project has reached another important milestone.

24 Nov 2022

Render of the new clinical block at St John of God Subiaco Hospital

The project is now open for public comment as part of the formal development application process. 

The proposed expansion of St John of God Subiaco Hospital includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art clinical block featuring a Mother and Baby Centre, Heart Centre and six operating theatres. 

It also includes capacity for an Emergency Department (ED) within the clinical block so the hospital can accommodate future demand for the potential service.
Pending the redevelopment’s approval, construction of the new clinical block will commence in 2024. The facility is expected to become operational in 2027, with redevelopment works continuing throughout this period.

In addition, the expansion includes the introduction of a new site energy plant and a medical suites building which will accommodate specialists’ practices. More onsite parking will also be introduced through the addition of two levels to the existing multi-storey carpark and an underground carpark.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Tina Chinery commented that subject to approval by the Western Australian Planning Commission, the redevelopment will be the largest transformation in the hospital’s 123 year history and will ensure the health care needs of the community are met into the future.

“Importantly, the redevelopment will also set the standard for the future of private health care and facility design by transforming care delivery, the patient experience and the health care environment,” she said.

“We look forward to receiving essential community feedback about this landmark project.

“The support already expressed by local residents, as well as our patients and their visitors, has been greatly appreciated. I believe it reflects the community’s appreciation of good health care and the essential benefits of latest facilities and innovations in ensuring optimum patient outcomes.

“Our focus at St John of God Subiaco Hospital is responding to the health care needs of our community, which have changed considerably over the past few years. As such, our plans allow for future capacity in terms of bed numbers and services, including an area for a potential emergency department which will not be developed immediately but can meet that need going forward.”

Initial redevelopment works which have been approved by The Town of Cambridge are currently underway. 

These works include the construction of new service lifts and the upgrade of the hospital’s existing kitchen, which allowed the recent expansion of the organisation’s room service menu to all patients hospital-wide.

The hospital’s Sterilisation Services Department is being upgraded to accommodate a planned increase in theatre capacity. A temporary caregiver carpark used during the period of construction has also been created.