Fiona Stanley Hospital: Prestigious by Name and Design

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Fiona Stanley Hospital is a hospital and teaching facility in Murdoch, Western Australia. At the time of construction, December 2013, the hospital was the largest building project ever undertaken for the Government of Western Australia.

The 783-bed $2 billion public hospital includes a 140-bed State Rehabilitation service, a 30-bed purpose-built mental health unit and the State’s primary burn treatment centre. The hospital is named after epidemiologist and public health campaigner Fiona Stanley and was designed by the Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration, a joint venture between the local offices of three architectural practices; Silver Thomas Hanley, Hames Sharley and Hassell. 

Due to the mission critical nature of any medical facility, ensuring building performance that maximised occupant wellbeing was core to the overall design and decision process. As such, Kingspan Insulation was used to regulate the thermal performance of the building and ultimately enhance comfort for patients.

In July 2015, the West Australian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects awarded the Fiona Stanley Hospital; The George Temple-Poole Award (the programme’s highest overall honour), The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Best Public Architecture, The Wallace Greenham Award Best Sustainable Architecture and a Commendation for Urban Design.

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