Perth Children’s Hospital – An Engineer’s Story

July 2, 2019
Aurecon used human-centred design to deliver a new specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre for children and adolescents in Perth.The new 298-bed Perth Children’s Hospital provides the best possible clinical care for the most serious medical cases for children and young people and is the base for Western Australia’s outstanding paediatric research. Designed and built by a passionate team from Aurecon and John Holland, with an alliance of architects, contractors and clients, this state-of-the-art hospital will provide critical care for future generations, and also provides a facility for world-class training for future medical, nursing and allied health practitioners. In a stroke of serendipity, Aurecon’s senior structural engineer on the project, Pratik Shrestha, was amongst one of the first Western Australians to experience this life-saving facility when his first-born son was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital for emergency gastro-intestinal surgery following his birth. At that point, Pratik realised the important role that engineers play in creating valuable assets for the community, and how a human-centred design approach can have a significant impact on the outcomes of any life-threatening event. Read more at: https://bit.ly/2KRHs4Z
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