Kathleen Hume -Project Architect for Silver Thomas Hanley,
‘Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration’


New 140 bed State Rehabilitation Service, Fiona Stanley Hospital Precinct, Murdoch

Kathleen Hume was the Project Architect for Silver Thomas Hanley New State Rehabilitation Service, and she was in charge of masterplanning, health planning and internal building documentation and services co-ordination.

The architects were called the ‘Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration’ and included:

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

Year:  2009-2013

Cost:  $225 million

Area:  17 700 sq.m

Client: Department of Health, later novated to Brookfield Multiplex (managing   contractors)
ref: James Sherriff (BMC)
Annabel Vassieux (DOH)

Consultants:  Structural & Civil – BGE
Electrical – Wood and Grieve Engineers
Hydraulic & Security – SKM
Mechanical: Aecom.
Fire Engineers- NDY
Code Compliance – Ian Lush & Assoc

A new state wide 140 bed rehabilitation service developed as part of the Fiona Stanley Hospital precinct in Murdoch, WA. It is located adjacent to the new Fiona Stanley Tertiary Hospital, allowing access and sharing of key services provided at the hospital.

The new facility includes inpatient beds and therapy facilities as well as offering an out-patient service. It is a four storey building, including a lower ground floor, which houses a hydrotherapy pool and a motion analysis laboratory. A unique planning feature is the integration of therapy spaces with inpatient spaces. Evidence based design principles were adopted in the planning.