The hospital is co-located with St John of God Midland Public Hospital, a 307-bed public hospital providing free hospital services for patients in Perth's east metropolitan and Wheatbelt regions.
Our $70 million private hospital sits within the public hospital with dedicated medical and surgical wards located on level three for our private patients.
The hospital’s design aims to create a welcoming place where all members of the community experience hospitality and a sense of belonging.
Finishes and architecture of the hospital’s state-of-the-art buildings reflect the heritage aesthetic of the surrounding Railway Workshops. Victorian-era red brick facades combine with sleek silver cladding to bring together the old and the new in an exciting, harmonious design.
The large civic plaza welcomes patients and visitors into the hospital foyer. This spacious area features shady gardens, waiting areas, retail outlets and spaces for community activities as well as public art installations.
Inside, floors are named after geographical areas within the hospital’s catchment - Swan Valley, the Avon Valley, the Helena River and the Darling Scarp. Colours and symbols reflecting these areas continue through each floor, in corridors and in wards to further assist with wayfinding.
We have woven a public art gallery into the hospital, with 11 artworks created by 13 local artists permanently on display.
The artworks range from a towering, illuminated sculpture at the hospital’s entrance to delicate murals in maternity and paediatrics.
These artworks reflect the themes of journeys and spiritus and include references to the healing role of the hospital.
Artwork by local Aboriginal artists features prominently in the hospital, including the Welcome to Country which adorns the glass panels in the hospital foyer.
Tiles in the plaza feature traditional Noongar designs and three shade canopies at the front of the hospital have been designed by local Aboriginal artists.
The art is a part of the hospital’s Public Art Strategy which was developed by Form, a not-for-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice.
Our art collections have been made possible through the State Government’s Percent for Art program, which enhances public buildings and supports local artists.
Furthermore, the focus on including artwork at the hospital is a part of a wider St John of God Health Care initiative to emphasise the value of art in enhancing the holistic health, healing and wellbeing of patients and the broader community.