first patients arrive in new acute services building


It’s an exciting time for Prince of Wales Hospital, with the new Acute Services Building (ASB) opening its doors to the public after more than seven years in the making.

Following three years of design consultation, more than three years of construction and many months of planning and commissioning, Prince of Wales Hospital staff and patients have started moving into the newly opened hospital building.

The very first patient arrived in the ASB at 8:30am on Tuesday 7 March. Joy, 47, from South Coogee (pictured below), had been in the Respiratory & Infectious Diseases ward since December and said her new room, with its view of the city, was “a world away” from the old ward.

Staff from each moving service have been bidding farewell to their old wards and celebrating with a ribbon cutting in their brand new space, an important acknowledgement of the hard work that has gone into transitioning each service while maintaining exceptional patient care.

A range of Prince of Wales Hospital services are relocating to the new building. To keep up to date with the changes, head to the Prince of Wales Hospital website.

The ASB will enhance the patient experience through new and improved technology, intuitive wayfinding and bright, open spaces.

ABOVE: The Prince of Wales Hospital Respiratory & Infectious Diseases team farwelling their old ward and celebrating their new space in the Acute Services Building

BELOW: First patient,Joy, 47, from South Coogee, was welcomed by Prince of Wales Hospital General Manager, Jennie Barry.