Perth Children’s Hospital
Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) is Perth’s specialist paediatric hospital, providing world-class healthcare to children and young people up to age 16. The 298 bed facility was constructed as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre and combines innovation in medical technology, and a design centred on aesthetics, playfulness, safety, flexibility, and functionality for sick children, their families and health worker teams. The design approach was to create an environment which would reduce stress and anxiety to the patient, families, and carers.
Cox Architecture designed the new PCH from a child’s perspective, with a theme of connection and play to be prevalent throughout the design. Each element of the hospital was considered and recalibrated from a child’s perspective with lowered seating, ceiling details, and more than 75 percent of the patient rooms being single rooms, allowing for privacy and control of space during the duration of the stay. Many of these spaces are visually connected with their physical surroundings. Lotus products were specified throughout the hospital to enable this adaptive, connected, and inclusive design to become a reality.
The completed PCH offers solace and stability to those being treated, those recovering and those working within it. Lotus were proud to be involved in this award-winning Perth Children’s hospital project which provides world-class healthcare to children in an inspiring facility.