6 June 2018

  • Perth Children’s Hospital is finally open, after the McGowan Government took action to get it back on track.
  • PCH is a world class facility that will improve the lives of children and families for years to come.

At 7am on Sunday 10 June, the opening of the emergency department will mark the full opening of PCH.

Located on the QEII Medical Centre site in Nedlands, Perth Children’s will provide specialty medical treatment for the most serious medical cases, as well as inpatient and outpatient care and day stay care.

The McGowan Government was committed to opening Perth Children’s Hospital safely and to the highest standards and that’s exactly what we have done.

When we came to Government, we took swift action to take control of the project and resolve the issues delaying its completion. It wasn’t easy, but we’re pleased to have delivered this great outcome for WA kids and their families.

The new PCH Emergency Department is 88 percent larger than PMH with 23 acute care bays, 3 resuscitation bays, 11 short stay beds, 8 consultation rooms, 2 treatment rooms and an emergency area specifically designed for dental, eye and ENT patients.

The purpose-built 298-bed hospital includes 30 neonatal beds and 20-bed mental health unit. Inpatient rooms provide comfortable spaces for parents and carers to stay overnight with their children, waiting areas are colourful, comfortable and fun. It also has a dedicated parent accommodation facility for families of sick children who arrive in emergency.

Comments by Bill Johnston MLA, Member for Cannington:

“It is sometimes easy in the midst of such a big project and so many headlines to lose focus on the reasons this hospital was built and the difference it will make in so many young lives.

“The McGowan Government committed to putting patients first, and this is just one example of our delivery on that promise.

“This hospital was built for our kids – and that’s why we have fought so hard to get it open.

Media contact: Joseph Stephens 9356 5011