St John of God Subiaco Hospital in Western Australia has received approval for a A$311m ($207.9m) expansion project.

The expansion was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

The St John of God Subiaco Hospital redevelopment project includes an eight-storey clinical block, 11-storey medical suites and research building, and a two-storey addition to the current multi-storey car park.

According to the hospital authorities, the redevelopment is essential to replace ageing hospital infrastructure, as well as updating and expanding patient accommodation.

The eight-storey new clinical block will feature a Mother and Baby Centre, Heart Centre, new operating theatres and hotel-style single rooms.

This approval from WAPC approval comes as the hospital’s board recently gave its approval to the procurement strategy for the two stages of work.

The tender for stages three and four will be issued to shortlisted contractors in June.

The site works under stage three are expected to commence in early 2024. 

St John of God Health Care Group CEO Bryan Pyne said: “The redevelopment will transform the Subiaco hospital campus, delivering a world-class, private hospital of clinical excellence, supporting healing, new life and innovation in a contemporary environment.

“The redevelopment is consistent with our commitment to ensuring the standard and range of services we provide are totally aligned with community and patient needs as we move into the future.