Perth Children's Hospital
WA’s population is growing significantly – and that means we’ve got more kids too! We already have more than half a million people aged 16 and under – almost a quarter of our total population.
Our children’s health facilities are expanding, including one of the largest health infrastructure projects in the state – the new $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital.
When it opens the new family-friendly hospital will have 298 beds, 12 operating theatres and provide access to the latest facilities, all specifically designed around the needs of children and their support networks.
Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Nedlands, the hospital will form part of a centre of excellence for health and research and host major paediatric research and education initiatives led by the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia.
Perth Children’s Hospital will be the specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre for WA. But it’s part of a much bigger healthcare picture, with other new and expanded facilities for families and children around the State.
The structure of the Perth Children’s Hospital is complete, with the focus on completing external façade and internal fit out, which will transform the concrete shell into a modern health facility.
Behind the scenes, work is progressing on preparing staff for the transition from Princess Margaret Hospital to Perth Children’s Hospital.
The new $1.2 billion hospital is planned to open to the public in 2016.
- Ambulatory care
- Anaesthesia & pain management
- Child protection unit
- Clinical immunology
- Crano-maxillo facial and plastic surgery
- Diagnostic imaging
- Ear nose throat
- Eating disorders
- Endocrinology / diabetes
- Enuresis / continence
- General surgery
- Genetic services
- Infection control
- Language services
- Medical services
- Mental health
- Neurology / neurosurgery
- Newborn screening program
- Nursing education
- Nursing research
- Nutrition and dietetics
- Occupational therapy
- Oncology / haematology
- Paediatric adolescent medicine
- Paediatric cardiac surgery
- Paediatric developmental rehabilitation
- Paediatric intensive care
- Paediatric medications management
- Postgraduate medical education
- Research and education
- Respiratory and sleep medicine
- Rural paediatric service
- Social work and aboriginal family support
- Speech pathology
- Stomal therapy / wound
- Surgical services management
- Transition unit
Learn more about what else is happening in your part of WA
- Fiona Stanley Hospital – a new children’s wing, a separate emergency department entry and a great new playground
- Joondalup Health Campus – a new children’s ward and emergency department for kids
- St John of God Midland Public Hospital – more beds for kids living in the eastern suburbs
- Expanded children’s services at Peel and Rockingham hospitals