Find your way with the Royal Perth smartphone map

May 5, 2014

The Education Centre at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) have developed an electronic map for staff, patients and visitors to our Wellington Street Campus. The map uses modern, smartphone technology to provide users with clear directions throughout the hospital.

Staff Development Educator, Nick May, says that due to the size of the RPH Wellington Street Campus, the map is ideal for patients, visitors and new staff at the hospital.

“Royal Perth is Western Australia’s largest healthcare facility and the expansive nature of the facilities can sometimes make it difficult to navigate, particularly for visitors and new staff,” he said.

“The availability of smartphone technology was an opportunity to engage with the consumer and provide a user-friendly solution to help people find their way.”

Nick says that the smartphone map is accessible using a Quick Response (QR) code. A QR code is a special barcode, embedded on posters now on display at all major entrances, in the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital.

As well as assisting patients and visitors, the map will also be used to assist new staff during orientation while they become familiar with the premises. Nick hopes that existing staff will install the map on their smartphones and refer to it when asked for directions.

“The maps will assist patients, visitors and staff to navigate the hospital with ease and equip staff with the capacity to provide easy-to-follow directions,” Nick said.

Hard copy maps and directional information is also available at the Enquiries Desks located in the Victoria Square Entrance and North Block, Level 3.

Get the RPH smartphone map (PDF 947KB) on your device today!