New name and more beds for new children’s hospital
The State Government has announced that the capacity of the new children’s hospital has been increased from 274 beds to 298 beds - up 24 on the original design and now 48 more than Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).
Premier Colin Barnett said the hospital floor plan had been reconfigured to deliver an extra 24-bed surgical ward.
Mr Barnett said the extra ward would be created at a cost of $38million as part of a boost in paediatric beds to meet the revised demand forecast for 2021.
The Premier also announced that the new hospital would be named Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) - the original name of the children’s hospital when it opened in 1909.
The$1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) is being built on the QEII Medical Centre site in Nedlands and will replace Princess Margaret Hospital as the State's dedicated children's hospital.
The hospital will provide the best possible clinical care for future generations and will be the base for continuing WA’s outstanding paediatric research.
Construction of the new hospital began in January 2012 and is due for completion in 2015.
Explore this website to learn more about WA’s Perth Children's Hospital Project and what it will mean to the children, adolescents and families of WA.