Fiona Stanley Hospital project supporting Bike Week 2011

March 18, 2011

As part of Bike Week 2011, the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) project will be taking the time to thank local cyclists for their patience during the construction of the new $2 billion hospital at Murdoch.

Fiona Stanley Hospital project staff will be manning the cycle path that runs alongside the Kwinana Freeway and the construction site on Wednesday and Friday of Bike Week 2011, handing out health food bars to those cycling and walking past.

Executive Director of Fiona Stanley Hospital Brad Sebbes said that this was an opportunity for the project to give back to the local community and thank local cyclists for their patience during recent works on one of the hospital’s multi decked car parks and central energy plant.

Brookfield Multiplex Project Director Jon Stone said construction work is intermittently closing the cycle path for safety reasons and will continue until May.

Cycle Instead Bikeweek (19 to 26 March 2011) is an annual celebration of cycling coordinated by the Department of Transport's Bikewest. Bikeweek has grown each year, thanks to the efforts made by local governments, community groups, workplaces, cycling organisations and schools across the State.

When it opens in 2014, the 783-bed Fiona Stanley Hospital, which includes 140 beds in the new State Rehabilitation Service, will be the south metropolitan area’s major tertiary hospital.

Services at the hospital will include a full range of acute medical and surgical services; the State Burns Service; the State Rehabilitation Service; state-of-the-art emergency care which will support a major trauma centre; and comprehensive cancer services including radiotherapy treatment facilities, medical oncology and haematology.

A world-class medical research facility will be built next to the hospital in conjunction with universities and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research.