Fiona Stanley Hospital

Project Description

The Fiona Stanley Hospital is the state’s flagship health facility — a $2 billion tertiary hospital that will offer comprehensive health care services to communities in the south of Perth and across Western Australia.

With completion achieved in December 2013, the 783-bed hospital will provide a range of acute medical and surgical services, and be the home of Western Australia’s major centre for treatment of trauma, burns, and heart and lung transplants. It will also include:

  • State’s first comprehensive cancer services south of the river including radiotherapy treatment facilities, medical oncology and haematology.
  • Renal transplantation and dialysis.
  • Paediatric services.
  • Full array of tertiary medical and surgical services.
  • Extensive radiology services including MRI, CT and PET/CT.
  • 140 Bed State Rehabilitation service.

Our Role

  • Manage the engineering review team responsible for co-ordinating the provision of technical advice on building engineering and services matters during the design development and documentation phase.
  • Manage a clerk of works team monitoring the quality of construction and assisting in resolving construction issues.
  • Engineering project manager assisting in monitoring installation and commissioning of services and resolving construction issues.
  • Project manager responsible for roads, decked car parks and landscaping.

Challenges Overcome

Engineering Review Team: Key challenges were the engagement of the team at critical points early enough in the design process to be able to add value before the design is too far cast and the design is fixed. In addition there is pressure on the Health client to find savings during the design process whilst the construction is progressing.

Clerk of Works Team: Key challenges included the identification of work that was not compliant with the design/specifications at an early stage to provide ample opportunity for rectification works. Incremental defect inspections were conducted to facilitate practical completion.

Engineering Project Manager: Key challenges included ensuring FF&E information was provided to the managing contractor at agreed times to allow the design to be finalised without delaying the construction program.


Project Details

  • Name: Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Type: Health
  • Client: Department of Treasury & Finance / Department of Health
  • Date: 2009 to current
  • Role: Construction Coordinator and Clerk of Works
  • Value: $2 billion

Key Outcomes

  • Provision of a design review process focusing on individual areas or components, leading up to overall design compliance on an aggregated level.
  • Pro-active approach to identifying defects and their rectification to facilitate the achievement of practical completion on schedule.
  • Timely provision of FF&E information to the managing contractor to allow the design to be finalised on schedule.