Western Australia Minister for Health Kim Hames
Fiona Stanley Hospital Stage Two Contract Awarded
Victor P Taffa
Brookfield Multiplex has been awarded the Stage Two contract to build the $2 Billion Fiona Stanley Hospital at Murdoch.
Health Minister Kim Hames said Brookfield Multiplex had already completed work on the design and early construction of Fiona Stanley Hospital on time and on budget, as part of Stage One of the two-stage managing contractor process.
“Brookfield Multiplex’s appointment as managing contractor for Stage Two of the construction of the State’s biggest infrastructure project is a major milestone for the hospital.” Dr. Hames said.
Signing of the $1.63 Billion Stage Two contract is on schedule, highlighting that Fiona Stanley is on time and budget as set out in the original business case in 2007.
“This contract establishes a maximum amount for cost of construction and so we are extremely pleased that the hospital remains within budget.” the Minister said.
Stage One of the contract was awarded in March 2009 and, in the past 18 months, Brookfield Multiplex has worked closely with the Department of Health towards completing the design of the hospital and commence building.
Construction work is already well advanced on the education and pathology; and main hospital buildings, and work is due to start on the $255.7 Million Federal Government-funded State rehabilitation service later this year. The State rehabilitation service has been incorporated into the scope of Fiona Stanley Hospital, increasing the total value of the project from $1.76 Billion to $2.02 Billion.
Brookfield Multiplex’s joint managing director John Flecker said it was rare to be able to build one of Australia’s major tertiary hospitals from the ground up.
“We relish the opportunity to deliver this hospital for the people of Western Australia.” Mr. Flecker said.
The company’s experience includes the construction of 25 hospitals across the world, including Greater Peterborough Hospital in the UK and Royal Brisbane Hospital. Locally, Brookfield Multiplex has worked on St John of God Hospital Murdoch; Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Nedlands; and the District Court Building, Perth Exhibition Centre and City Square development in Perth’s CBD.
When it opens in 2014, the 783-bed Fiona Stanley Hospital will be the Southern Metropolitan Area’s Major Tertiary Hospital, home to a Major Trauma Centre and the State Burns Service.
It will offer Cancer; Paediatric; Radiology; Renal Transplant and Dialysis; Obstetric and Neonatology services; and replace Fremantle Hospital as the Primary Emergency Care Hospital in the South.
Fiona Stanley Hospital will also have dedicated buildings for Education and Pathology; Mental Health; Administration; and includes the new 140-bed State Rehabilitation Service.
Services at the Hospital will include:
- Full Range of Acute Medical and Surgical Services;
- State burns Service;
- 140-Bed State Rehabilitation Service;
- State-of-the-Art Emergency Care, Supporting a Major Trauma Centre;
- Comprehensive Cancer Services, including Radiotherapy Treatment Facilities, Medical Oncology and Haematology;
- Renal Transplantation and Dialysis Services;
- Cardiothoracic Surgery;
- Mental Health Unit with a Secure Wing and a Mother and Baby Unit;
- Obstetrics and Neonatology Services;
- Paediatric Services;
- Facilities for Pathology, Bio-Medical Engineering and Cell Tissue Manufacturing;
- Modern Medical Imaging Centre, providing fast and accurate information to Clinicians;
- World-Class Medical Research Facility to be built in conjunction with Universities and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research.