The hospital opened on 24 November 2015 replacing the former Swan District Hospital as an expanded general hospital. The Commonwealth and State Governments jointly invested $360 million to build the hospital.
The hospital is located in the historic railway workshops precinct, close to the centre of Midland and adjacent to the passenger rail line. It is bounded by Centennial Place, Clayton Street and Lloyd Street in Midland.
We are a division of St John of God Health Care, one of Australia’s leading Catholic health care providers.
Our key services include:
- emergency department
- critical care unit
- day chemotherapy unit
- aged care and stroke ward
- maternity ward
- mental health unit
- surgical and medical wards.
See our services for a complete overview.
The hospital building was designed to use natural light from windows and courtyards to help Aboriginal patients feel connected to Country.
Local Aboriginal artists designed three shade canopies for the civic plaza in front of the hospital and decorative paving tiles in the main entrance that reflect culturally appropriate symbology.
The hospital includes:
- A Welcome to Country, written by Whadjuk Elder Uncle Ben Taylor, displayed on the front entrance and includes an artistic interpretation by Noongar artist Sandra Hill
- Naming of a family room and meeting area in the Noongar language (Whadjuk Room) and meeting rooms named after the Noongar Six Seasons
- Areas and wayfinding signage that is culturally appropriate
Our hospital operates under a public-private partnership (PPP) between the State Government and St John of God Health Care.
This is the third such arrangement in Western Australia. Elsewhere in Australia the PPP model is well established, where Catholic and other not-for-profit hospitals have provided public health services for many years.
St John of God Health Care's 23 year contract with the State Government represents value for Western Australian taxpayers while ensuring the delivery of high standards of care consistent with or better than other public hospitals.