Perth Children's Hospital

Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) is a specialist children's hospital in Nedlands, Western Australia, located at the corner of Winthrop Avenue and Monash Avenue on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEII) site. It is Western Australia’s specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre, providing medical care to children and adolescents up to 16 years of age.

Perth Children's Hospital
Geography
LocationNedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates31°58′11″S 115°49′02″E
Organisation
Care systemPublic Medicare (AU)
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeSpecialist tertiary
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds298
History
Founded12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
Links
Websitepch.health.wa.gov.au
ListsHospitals in Australia

This hospital provides treatment for the most serious medical cases, as well as secondary services including inpatient, outpatient and day-stay care for children and young people.

History

In 2008, the state government announced that a new children's hospital would be built to replace Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.[1] In January 2012, Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Health Kim Hames held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction.[1]

On 30 September 2013, Premier Colin Barnett announced that the new 298-bed hospital would use the original 1909 name, Perth Children's Hospital.[2] This name was chosen as part of efforts to promote "Perth as a major centre for medical health and medical research".[3]

After structural and medical problems with the building delayed the hospital's opening multiple times, the hospital officially opened on 12 May 2018although some departments started operating earlier than that, beginning with the acceptance of outpatients on 14 May 2018. Surgery opened on 28 May 2018, followed by the emergency department on 10 June 2018 coinciding with the closure of Princess Margaret Hospital.[4][5]

Transport

PCH is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the Perth city centre.[6] It is 5 minutes within from Kings Park.[6] Nearest public transport route 999 stops at the QEII medical centre bus stop on Hospital Avenue.[6]

See also

References

  1. "New Children's Hospital Project". Department of Health, Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. Orr, Aleisha (30 September 2013). "Perth Children's Hospital will need 'two extra floors'". WA Today. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  3. "AMA criticises decision not to add extra floor to new children's hospital". ABC News. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  4. Young, Emma (12 May 2018). "Hundreds gather for Perth Children's Hospital opening". WAtoday. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. Mundy, Garrett (10 June 2018). "Princess Margaret Hospital shuts doors as sick kids move to Perth Children's Hospital". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  6. "Transport". pch.health.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
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