Infrastructure Enhancements

We’re investing in the future of Royal Perth Hospital.

We have committed funding to a number of infrastructure projects which will improve the services we offer to our patients and community.

Mock-up of new RPH helipadNew Helipad

The $9.5 million new helipad will be installed by late 2021. The new infrastructure is vital to handle the next generation of rescue helicopters that will be deployed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in 2022.

The new helicopters will be able to travel further and faster, significantly improving the health outcomes of sick and injured patients throughout the rural and remote regions of Western Australia.

The new helipad will be situated in a new location, allowing for the current helipad to operate as normal during the construction process.

Upgraded Intensive Care Unit

Royal Perth Hospital’s 24-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will undergo a major $22 million upgrade and is set to open in 2022.

The upgraded ICU will provide a better patient experience for our most unwell patients, with larger patient areas, more single rooms and dedicated areas for families and visitors.

The project includes a new Clinical Information System to capture, record and collate patient data electronically.

New Mental Health Unit

The new Mental Health Unit (MHU) will feature 12 authorised mental health beds. Planning is underway and it is anticipated the unit will open in 2022.

The new MHU is planned to be located on Level 2, B Block.

Upgraded Pharmacy Aseptic Compounding Unit

Royal Perth Hospital’s Pharmacy Aseptic Compounding Unit will undergo a $4 million upgrade and is set to open in 2022.

By upgrading the unit design and layout of the Pharmacy Aseptic Compounding Unit, it will allow Royal Perth Hospital Pharmacy staff to prepare develop individualised, high-quality pharmaceutical treatments in a safe and purpose-built environment.

The upgraded Pharmacy Aseptic Compounding Unit is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Western Australian Government.

New Medihotel

A new four-bed Medihotel opened on 4 August 2020 and is located on Level 11, A Block.

The Medihotel provides support to patients who do not need a high level of care, but require access to treatment in an appropriate setting to recover, recuperate and receive services from the hospital. The Medihotel provides accommodation for patients and their families who do not require full time care, but still require easy access to the Hospital's clinical services.

By providing alternative accommodation for patients who require less care, the Medihotel creates space on the acute ward for those who need it most.

Visit the Medihotel page for more information.

Upgrades to fire systems in A Block and R Block

Upgrades to the fire safety systems in A and R Block of Royal Perth Hospital are currently underway. These works include upgrades to zone pressurisation and smoke detection systems to reduce the risk of fire across the hospital.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the infrastructure enhancements, please visit the Contact Us page.