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FIONA STANLEY HOSPITAL
Excellence in healthcare, urban design, architecture and sustainability
With a budget of $2 billion, the Fiona Stanley Hospital will be the largest building
infrastructure project ever undertaken by the State when it opens in 2014. Set
to offer healthcare services to the rapidly expanding south metropolitan region,
it will be WA’s flagship health facility, and a leader in clinical care, research
and education. Named after eminent WA doctor and Australian of the Year
Professor Fiona Stanley, the hospital will cover an area equivalent to about
four city blocks, and is the outcome of a complex design-focused collaboration
between Silver Thomas Hanley, Hassell and Hames Sharley. Designed around
a central internal spine – about the same length and width as Perth’s Hay Street
Mall – the building will have 150,000sqm of floor space spread out over five
main buildings and, in keeping with the local Murdoch area, will feature more
than five hectares of natural bushland, landscaped parks, courtyards and plazas.
Key services offered at the state-of-the-art facility will include a new State burns
unit, State rehabilitation service, a mental health wing, renal transplantation
and dialysis services, and facilities for pathology, bio-medical engineering and
cell-tissue manufacturing. Hoping to align itself with the vision of the State
Government, the design team wants the project to be a landmark demonstration
of excellence in healthcare, urban design, architecture and sustainability.
Embracing evidence-based design (EBD) principles, they hope to create an
uplifting and optimistic setting that will support the interactions of those
staying and working there. To help, the State Government has invested more
than $5 million for on-site conservation programs and environmental initiatives,
including fauna relocation, top-soil removal and reuse, and flora and seed
collection, as well as a further $2.3 million for off-site programs in regional
parklands and bushlands. c
PROJECT FAST FACTS
Cost $2 billion.
Care factor It will supply healthcare facilities to the expanding south
City impact Teaching, research, medical and surgical services with 24-hour
acute care and 783 new beds (including 140 rehabilitation beds).
Timeline Completed 2014.
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