AU – RRT at Perth Children’s Hospital Opening Day April 2018

$1.2 Billion and over 5 years of construction later the new Perth Children’s hospital is nearly ready to open; with first patients on track to be accepted in May 2018.

Today was a special day giving medical staff, volunteers and their families from the existing Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital an opportunity to tour the facility prior to its official opening.

Plymouth Brethren volunteers of the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) were set up at the exit of the tour to provide the medical staff and their families a much-welcomed gourmet sausage in a bun.

The tours of the facility were ran throughout the entire day at 15 minute intervals with 30 or so people per group. A total of 58 willing volunteers from the RRT worked as a well-organized team on the event throughout the course of the day serving a whopping 2,000 sausage sizzles!

“It’s been a big and day and you’ve helped it.” These were the words of one of the appreciated event organizers from the Perth Children’s Hospital.

The Perth Children’s Hospital will be the sole dedicated children’s hospital for WA, providing the highest level of care to children from all over the state. PCH will have 298 beds, and the design of the building allows for future expansion.

At the end of the day a senior medical officer kindly showed some of the RRT group through the new hospital and made the comment:

My family came through and I sent my daughter a text – “what was her favourite part about the new hospital”? She replied – “the sausage sizzle!” 

See the fly-through footage of the new Perth Children’s Hospital for yourself here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y9pWEMGpySU

Further feedback from the event organisers encouraged the team:

“It was great to be able to send people out of this hospital into you’re loving arms!”

The day was a great success providing medical staff and their families an insight to their new state -of-the-art workplace and RRT appreciated the opportunity to be part of an event supporting the children and future of Western Australia.