This landmark project replaces the existing Princess Margaret Hospital. We took a human-centred design approach that focused on the needs of the patients, families, health professionals and educators who would be using the hospital. The hospital combines innovation in medical technology, an integrated research and educational facility and Western Australia’s only paediatric trauma facilities, including neonatal and paediatric intensive care units.
The 120,000sqm building comprises four interconnected blocks that extend up to ten storeys over an extensive basement that covers the footprint of the hospital. The 298-bed hospital has 12 multi-use theatres, 75 per cent single rooms with parent beds in each standard room, parent lounges on every floor, green spaces, entertainment facilities and a helicopter landing pad.