ST John of God Health Care is set to deliver a brand new standalone private hospital in Midland, the first of its kind for Perth’s eastern suburbs and the wider Wheatbelt region which will more than double private bed capacity in Midland and surrounding areas.
Planning for the project is well underway, with the facility to be located at a site already earmarked for development of a private hospital, about 300m from the current St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals campus.
The hospital will provide a full-service standalone private hospital experience, offering comprehensive medical and surgical services, some of which will be offered for the first time in the region.
The new 17,000sqm 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 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.
“The project will be delivered swiftly, to meet the existing high demand for private hospital services at Midland and minimise the gap in the provision of these services when the current private hospital facilities cease operation in 2026.”
Subject to relevant approvals, commencement of site works is scheduled to begin in 2024.
New private hospital facility includes:
• 96 overnight inpatient beds, including a six-bed critical care unit/high dependency unit.
• 24 bed and 6 chair short stay and day procedure unit.
• Four general theatres, two procedure rooms, cardiac/vascular catheter laboratory, radiology, pathology, pharmacy, patient administrative and support functions, support services infrastructure including catering, engineering and biomedical services.
• Dining and end of trip facilities, café and retail, education and research facilities, hospital sessional suites, medical consulting suites; and dedicated car parking facilities.
Private hospital services will include surgical services, general surgery, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, gastroenterology, breast surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, upper GIT surgery, urology, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, and pain.
Medical services will include general medicine, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, haematology, medical oncology, renal medicine, endocrinology, dermatology, immunology and infections, and rheumatology.