WA-first Children’s Hospice given green light
July 28, 2023
Hesperia welcomes the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC)’s decision to approve plans for Western Australia’s first Children’s Hospice to be delivered at Allen Park in Swanbourne.
Funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCH Foundation) and Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), the seven-bed facility will provide critical respite and care for WA’s most vulnerable children and their families.
Hesperia was approached by PCH Foundation in 2021 to act as the project principal for the Hospice and has provided support to the Foundation over the past two years.
Hesperia Director Kyle Jeavons spoke in strong support of the Children’s Hospice at the WAPC meeting on Thursday.
“The proposed hospice meets all the key requirements for this specialist healthcare facility, addresses the requirements of the site, represents a contemporary and appropriate purpose-built facility. Most importantly, it provides care for the most vulnerable children and their families in Western Australia,” Kyle said.
“Hesperia is participating in the design, development, and delivery of the children’s hospice for the full term of this important community facility.”
With a track record of delivering innovative mixed-use medical facilities that support our state and communities, Hesperia is uniquely placed to support PCH Foundation.
Western Australia does not have a dedicated paediatric hospice facility or palliative out of home respite care for children. Currently, children with palliative care needs are provided services by the WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service based at Perth Children’s Hospital.
Congratulations to PCH Foundation and CAHS on the approval of this critical care facility and commitment to providing respite, support and care for children and their families with life-limiting conditions.