Hunt Architects acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and conduct our business.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We value their continuing culture and contribution to the life of our nation, regions and cities.

Bespoke & Forward-Thinking Healthcare Design

Royal Perth Hospital ICU

The complex and layered site presented numerous design challenges for redevelopment, demanding a level of expertise which Hunt Architects have refined across its more than 50 years of national practice. The studio used spatial reconfiguration in its design to provide single patient rooms with increased natural light and space, dedicated areas for distressed families, as well as family space for COVID-positive ICU patients. The refurbishment also included replacement of the mechanical plant and equipment to align with emerging requirements for airborne infection control and ventilation.

The unit was developed so it could be optimised for COVID-19 conditions, including frequent air changes throughout the unit, separate rooms fitted with switch glass windows, and a ventilation system that enables the safe accommodation of both COVID and non-COVID patients. It will host a dedicated simulation training room where training exercises can be observed from behind a one-way mirror, as well as a new clinical information system to capture, record, and collate patient data electronically.

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