New hospital set to open

 The entrance to the new St John of God Hospital in Midland.
The entrance to the new St John of God Hospital in Midland.

ST John of God Public and Private Hospital in Midland is days away from opening to the public at 7am on Tuesday, November 24.

The $360 million hospital will mark a new era in healthcare for the east metropolitan and Wheatbelt regions and will replace Swan District Hospital, which closes the same day.

Hospital chief executive Glen Power said the much-anticipated opening followed years of design and construction of the facility, coupled with an intensive commissioning program over the past six months.

“The new hospital will greatly enhance the region’s health services, as it will provide higher acuity and more complex clinical services, such as intensive care, coronary care and cancer care,” Dr Power said. “It is also providing greater services in emergency, paediatrics, aged care and rehabilitation, surgery, medicine and mental health.”

The hospital features nine courtyards, including a children’s playground.

Free emergency and other health care services will be available to public patients.