Celebrating its 20th anniversary in this year is the expanding St John of God Murdoch Hospital. Built to service Perth’s southern suburbs it is now nearing the end of a major redevelopment.
In August, Murdoch Hospital opened its new South Wing and dedicated Cancer Centre marking a significant milestone in its three-year, $200 million redevelopment.
The new facilities provide outstanding care for patients and an excellent working environment for specialists and staff.
The new wards have 120 beds for orthopaedic and neurosurgery patients and the Cancer Centre that offers care for cancer patients with oncologists on site.
Oncologist Dr Daphne Tsoi said the new centre has been carefully planned and beautifully designed, and was a much more convenient option for oncology patients.
“Patients can now be received by the Oncologist, receive treatment and get their medications all in the same place, which is a lot easier for many patients who are less mobile,” Dr Tsoi said.
“It has a dedicated oncology pharmacy and provided private bays for chemotherapy patients, visitor lounges and a quiet room.”
Murdoch Hospital Chief Executive Officer John Fogarty said the new addition marked an important occasion in the hospital’s history and would have a hugely positive impact on the services it provides.
“After 18 months of construction, we are very excited to see this part of our redevelopment completed,” he said.
“We have more capacity to serve our community with quality care as it grows, for now and into the future,” he said.
Murdoch Hospital was built by St John of God Health Care in 1994 to meet the health care needs of Perth’s south metropolitan region. It has continued to grow along with the population and by 2015 will have 537 beds and service an additional 25,000 patients a year.
Courtesy Pomegranate News, Spring 2014