The landscape surrounding the Fiona Stanley Hospital plays several significant roles, with the provision of healing landscapes to promote health and wellbeing, providing a protective habitat for the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, and marrying the nine building across the campus together and into the surrounding urban landscape.
The benefits of such landscapes are immense. The extensive access and visual connections to the well designed courtyards, roof gardens and conservation bush reserves provides assistance in alleviating patient stress and contributes to improved clinical outcomes.
Green roofs are used across the complex for a further extension of the hospital’s natural setting, giving additional visual relief – where visible – from internal spaces. It also provides habitat for the locally endangered and federally protected Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. The landscape continuing beyond the hospital is enhanced by a series of linked public parks integral to the hospital precinct and open to public and patients alike. The principal linear park aligned north–south from the north-east corner of the precinct. To the south, across Robin Warren Drive, is the public Lake Park formed as part of the remediation of the wetlands and adjacent conservation area.
The external spaces designed for the staff retreat have been proven to increase job satisfaction, reduce absenteeism and therefore reduce operation costs and increase patient care.
Environmental initiatives have included the preservation of onsite bush land areas, the salvage of grass trees, zamia palms and orchids, seed and timber for onsite reuse. Collected seed has been propagated to provide plant material for the streetscapes, rooftop, courtyards and parklands.