St John of God Health Care is set to deliver a new standalone private hospital in Midland, the first of its kind for Perth’s eastern suburbs and the wider Wheatbelt region. Source: The eRecord.
Planning for the project is well under way, with the facility to be located at a site already earmarked for development of a private hospital, approximately 300 metres from the current St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals campus.
The hospital will offer comprehensive medical and surgical services, some of which will be offered for the first time in the region.
The new facility will include 96 overnight inpatient beds including a six-bed critical care/high dependency unit, 24 bed (plus six chairs) short stay and day procedure unit, four general theatres, two procedure rooms and a cardiac/vascular catheter laboratory.
St John of God Health Care Group chief executive officer Bryan Pyne said the project demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to boosting hospital, allied health and community services for an ever-increasing population.
“In addition to continuing to deliver public services in the soon-to-be-expanded St John of God Midland Public Hospital, the new St John of God Midland Private Hospital will offer greater choice for the community at their doorstep, with a wide range of medical and surgical services including interventional cardiology,” he said.
“In particular, interventional cardiology services will be a first for the region, meaning many patients with heart diseases will no longer be required to travel long distances to receive care at a tertiary hospital.
“We are committed to continuing to provide the highest standard of private health care services in a contemporary facility to meet the future needs of private patients. The new private hospital will, in effect, more than double private bed capacity in Midland and the surrounding area.”
Subject to relevant approvals, commencement of site works is scheduled to begin this year.