Since June 2015, the people of Nedlands, found on the western fringes of Perth, have watched the new Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre's Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute rise across the area's skyline. The state-of-the-art facility is now nearing completion, and it's tipped to be one of the finest neurological research organisations in Australia – if not the world.
Indeed, it will house five separate institutions, each of them leaders in their field – and Dara is proud to play a part in this worthwhile venture. Our switchboards are being used for this project, so let's take a closer look at what the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute is all about.
A facility to be proud of
Named for the family that donated a large amount of the money need to create it (the Sarich's, who gifted the project some AU$20 million), the entire cost of the new Institute is close to $38 million, and for what it will lend to the field of neurological science, it will be worth every cent. Covering 8,932 metres, the facility will house Curtin University's Neuroscience Research Laboratory, the Ear Science Institute of Australia, the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation, the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital/UWA Neurofinity Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group and the WA Neuroscience Research Institute.
"The presence of the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute will further enrich the site's growing reputation as a hub of clinical services, education and research excellence."
The facility goes way beyond patient assessment and treatment, though – there will also be research laboratories for physiology, neurodiscovery movement analysis, cryogenic archival storage and a great many other fields.
"The QEII Medical Centre has undergone significant expansion in recent years, and the presence of the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute will further enrich the site's growing reputation as a hub of clinical services, education and research excellence," said Health Minister Kim Hames.
The demand for DaRa
It makes sense, then, that such an ambitious project should have only the finest-quality components used in its construction, which is why we at DaRa are immensely proud that our switchboards have been chosen. Since 2010, we've forged a reputation for quality, with our products leading the way when it comes to innovation and technical know-how. This reputation is built on a bedrock of experience built up over decades by our elite team, which goes a little way to explaining just why our electrical switchboards were selected for this project.
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