Women and Babies Hospital Project

The Women and Babies Hospital Project is the opportunity to create contemporary, world-class facilities, enabling our people to deliver high quality services and an enhanced experience for our patients and families into the future.

The Project progressed to the design phase in February 2022. As part of concept design, extensive clinical, non-clinical and consumer engagement will be undertaken to develop a comprehensive brief for the ongoing design process.


Project Overview

Community and Family Focus

The project team recognises the tradition of King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and its reputation for clinical excellence and is committed to supporting the continued provision of a safe, accessible and welcoming place for all Western Australian women, newborns, their families and the community.

Collaboration, Innovation, Safety and Quality

Aligned with the recommendations of the Sustainable Health Review (SHR) and the draft State Infrastructure Strategy, the new tertiary facility will be an integral part of the QEII Medical Centre (QEIIMC), providing partnership and collaboration opportunities to deliver contemporary, integrated models of care for women and newborns, and enhance safety and quality for these patients.

Operational Efficiencies

The project will establish facilities which will have strong interface points and shared services with Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) and Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital (SCGH) including acute critical care services and support services. The Women and Babies Hospital Project Strategic Business Case, completed in late 2020, identified the need to enhance some of the acute critical care infrastructure currently within SCGH to benefit the care of women, newborns and the wider community of Western Australia. Additionally, the Business Case identified the need to enhance supporting infrastructure on the QEIIMC to be able to accommodate a new hospital.

Person-Centred Healthcare

The project team will engage extensively and encourage feedback from all stakeholders throughout the life of the project to ensure it will be informed by evidence-based practice, research and extensive stakeholder input to deliver person-centred healthcare. Stakeholders include internal WNHS and SCGH staff, other Health Service Providers, service partners, staff associations and unions, other tenants on the QEIIMC, other State Government departments, consumers and the wider community.

As the project progresses, there will be further opportunities to become involved.


Women and Babies Hospital Project

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Last Updated: 07/02/2023