THE long-stalled Perth Children’s Hospital will open its doors to patients from next month, two and a half years after it was supposed to come into operation.
Health Minister Roger Cook and Premier Mark McGowan this morning announced the $1.2 billion hospital would receive patients over a three stage process between May and June.
Beginning on May 14, outpatients will be able to use the facility, followed by elective surgery patients from May 28.
A final stage will see “all remaining” patients at Princess Margaret Hospital transferred to PCH on June 10, when emergency department functions will move to the new hospital.
The announcement comes after the State Government said last week that the potable water inside the hospital was safe to drink despite long-running concerns about elevated lead levels.