Kathleen Hume Healthcare Planner for Silver Thomas Hanley,
‘Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration’


Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch

Kathleen Hume – healthcare planner and part of design team whist employed by Silver Thomas Hanley. I was responsible for Design Development Stage of Outpatients (incl Dental, Maxilla Facial, Podiatry, ENT, Ophthalmic), Renal Unit, Specimen Collection, Day Procedure Unit, Haematology and Thrombosis, Breast Clinic and Cancer Clinic

Architects: ‘Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration’ which included:

  • Hassell (shell & core and landscaping)
  • Hames Sharley (interiors)
  • Silver Thomas Hanley (masterplanning, health planning and internal building documentation and co-ordination)

Year:  2007-2013

Cost:  $1.75 billion

Area:  115 000 sq.m

Client: Department of Health, later novated to Brookfield Multiplex (managing contractors)

A new 783 bed tertiary hospital for Western Australia, situated in Murdoch and named after eminent WA doctor and Australian of the year Prof Fiona Stanley. The hospital represents the Western Australian government’s largest ever building infrastructure project and will be one of the leading hospitals in Australia in terms of clinical care, research and education. It is supported by an innovative design that uses the latest scientific, technological and medical developments.

The Building consists of a 4 storey podium (including lower ground) with a central circulation spine/street. The podium houses all out-patient and treatment facilities and is the base of a 6 storey tower, in which all the in-patient beds are accommodated. Evidence based design principles were adopted and way-finding was a critical design component.