New ward a boost for health campus

An artist's impression of the new ward. Picture: Silver Thomas Hanley Health Architects
An artist's impression of the new ward. Picture: Silver Thomas Hanley Health Architects

The proposed $14 million development is an extension of the existing fourth storey of the public hospital on the western portion of the site.

The ward will have 37 beds including single rooms, day procedure beds and ancillary facilities resulting in 12 extra beds across the site needing an additional two staff members.

Minor facade changes were also proposed to the lower levels below the proposed paediatrics ward.

‘The proposed development is of a scale appropriate for the Joondalup city centre and the development is not considered to result in any significant adverse impact on the locality,’ a meeting report said.

Joondalup Cr Mike Norman said it would be a good addition to the hospital.