This article needs to be updated.(November 2016)
Sunset Hospital is a former hospital and aged care facility located in Dalkeith, Western Australia. Built in 1906 as the Claremont Old Men's Home, it once housed up to 750 men. The design was based on a military model, made from large stone blocks quarried from local limestone with accommodation for 400 men. It included an infirmary and a hospital.
|Location||Dalkeith, City of Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia|
|Lists||Hospitals in Australia|
|Type||Heritage listed building|
|Type||State Registered Place|
|Designated||2 September 1997|
|Official name||Sunset Hospital and Reserve|
|Place File Number||5/11/018/0013|
Design and functionEdit
The design comprised three main blocks. Each of these in turn had L shaped dormitories with ablutions placed centrally in an inner quadrangle with two padded cells in B block. There was also a spacious dining room and laundry which had a further 2,000 square metres (0.5 acres) of washing line.
Migration to SunsetEdit
On 10 January 2013, the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett announced that the site of the former Sunset Hospital would be reopened to the community. A$275,000 was committed to renovate the 8.5 hectares (21 acres) site. To pay for the restoration, 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft) of the site would be sold. Under the plan, all heritage listed buildings would be retained.
- The history of Sunset Hospital. Whyntie, A.. B7 S Printing Perth. 1999. Copies available at City of Nedlands Local Studies library Nedlands
- Spooner, Rania (2013). "WA Today - Historic Dalkeith site to be restored" (PDF). Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- "Sunset Hospital and Reserve, Birdwood Pde, Dalkeith, WA, AustraliaEmery Point Lighthouse (Place ID 105913)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government.
- "Sunset Heritage Precinct, Dalkeith - Expressions of Interest". City of Nedlands. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
- Sunset Heritage Precinct opens to public - WA Government news, November 2016