AMA (WA) visits Perth Children’s Hospital

AMA (WA) visits Perth Children’s Hospital


Tuesday 1 May 2018

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Representatives of the Australian Medical Association (WA) visited the Perth Children’s Hospital today for a closer look at our State’s newest health campus.

 

AMA (WA) Councillors and management were taken on a detailed tour of the soon-to-be opened more than $1.2 billion health facility by Child and Adolescent Health Service CEO Dr Robyn Lawrence.

 

The group headed by AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid was duly impressed with the magnificent facility with its brightly coloured décor, wide-open spaces, hi-tech features as well as ample space for clinicians to consult, work and even relax.

 

“PCH is a world-class hospital and we are all looking forward to it finally opening for business,” Dr Khorshid said.

 

“Princess Margaret Hospital has left a rich legacy of dedicated service to the children of WA and their families. PCH certainly has a lot to live up to and after seeing it today, I believe it is well positioned and well equipped to take care of our children.”

 

PCH will open its doors to patients in less than two weeks’ time with the first outpatient clinics commencing on Monday 14 May followed two weeks later by the commencement of elective surgery. The final move for all remaining patients at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) will be on Sunday, 10 June with the opening of the PCH emergency department.

 

To read more on the tour and the opening itself, look out for Medicus special cover story on the new children’s hospital in the June edition.

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