Ground has broken on QEII Medical Centre’s $4 million nature playground 

Perth Children's Hospital QEII Medical Centre Playground
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Staff, patients and families will soon be able to relax, unwind and play at a $4 million nature playground on the QEII Medical Centre campus.

The campus is the largest medical centre in the southern hemisphere, bringing together 40 health organisations and facilities and approximately 15,000 staff and visitors each day.

The upgraded Greenspace will be located at the base of the Kids’ Bridge (or Koolangka Bridge) and adjacent to the Perth Children’s Hospital.

Split into four zones, the nature-based playground will also include an entertainment space for performers and outdoor events, a natural learning precinct incorporating native flora, fauna and Noongar culture, and a rest and relaxation space for patients, visitors and staff.

Perth Children's Hospital QEII Medical Centre Playground

The design was guided by Noongar cultural advisors Soft Earth, incorporating the history and stories of Traditional Owners alongside traditional and contemporary cultural themes.

“We are thrilled construction has officially begun on the Greenspace upgrade,” said Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Chairman the Hon. Ian Campbell.

“This milestone project has been a long-time dream for PCHF, and we’re proud to announce works are now underway, due to the incredibly generous support of our partner, Rio Tinto.”

Perth Children's Hospital QEII Medical Centre Playground

“The Greenspace upgrade serves as a natural extension of the award-winning Koolangka Bridge (Kids’ Bridge), and will bring staff, patients, families, and visitors closer to the healing power of Country and the rich nature of King’s Park.

“We’re excited to see this area transform into a world-class, accessible space right on the doorstep of the hospital, for all users of the QEIIMC campus to enjoy, whether for play, education, recreation, relaxation, reflection or respite.”

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