St John of God Subiaco Hospital Redevelopment

A staged transformation of our hospital is underway to enable us to meet the future health care needs of Western Australians. 

Perspective of entrance, car park and ed from Salvado Road

Image: Perspective of the new entrance, car park and emergency department from Salvado Road.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital is a world-class private hospital which has been caring for the Western Australian community over 120 years. It is the oldest and perhaps most iconic St John of God hospital and has an outstanding reputation for the provision of high-quality clinical care.

Maintaining the traditions of its Mission and Values means that facilities must be maintained as first class. As a leading private tertiary hospital, Subiaco Hospital remains at the leading edge of medicine and research, with a continued focus on improving services and facilities to ensure patients, visitors, doctors and caregivers have the best possible experience.

Following extensive planning, and community and stakeholder consultation, the hospital is now ready to progress redevelopment and revitalisation of the Subiaco site, and expansion of our existing services and facilities. Our redevelopment and refurbishment projects will enable us to expand services and enhance research capabilities, while delivering an exceptional patient experience supported by innovation and advanced design.

We are planning a new emergency department accessed off Salvado Road, and a dedicated mother and baby centre. Theatres will increase from 23 to 26, and 50 new beds will be added (30 overnight and 20 day beds). We are also expanding parking on site and upgrading public open spaces and links to the Subiaco Town Centre. Specialist medical suites and a research and education centre are also planned in the staged extension project.

Here is a more detailed description of the proposed redevelopment planned for St John of God Subiaco Hospital:

New or refurbishments to 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 3 theatres;
  • kitchen refurbishment (to enable a 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 engineering infrastructure;
  • upgrades to administrative and support functions and infrastructure.

Mother and baby centre (MBC):

  • 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:

  • six (or more floors) of strata-title consulting suites;
  • whole floor(s) for education and research;
  • ground floor café and retail opportunities;
  • basement tenant carpark.  

A new site energy plant (SEP):

  • new primary engineering infrastructure;
  • SEP link to connect to new and existing facilities.

Car parking additions:

  • multi-storey car park expansion, to extend the life of the multi-storey car park, and add an additional two levels of car parking;
  • reconfiguration and removal 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. 

Construction work is expected to begin mid-next year, with an initial focus on site engineering upgrades. Initial planning is leaning towards the new site energy plant (SEP) being constructed in stage one, with four stages to follow. 

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