This $360 million healthcare facility is the first new hospital in Perth’s North Eastern corridor in more than 50 years and features 31 different types of health pods that are fit-for-purpose with pre-fitted handrails, catheter hooks and points for emergency nurse call buttons. The different types of pods meet the clinical care for assisted living, birthing, aged care and mental health patients.
BG&E provided structural and civil engineers services for the 307-bed hospital, which operates under a private-public partnership with the Western Australia government.
The ground conditions of the site were difficult and included contaminated soil and reactive clays. A pile foundation design was developed to control the potential long-term movements. The five-storey building has banded slab floor systems and column grids that are approximately 10 metres x 7.5 metres. Lateral stability is provided via in-situ reinforced concrete core and shear walls.
The St John of God Midland Hospital serves resident in the city’s metropolitan east, as well as regional communities across the wheatbelt.