Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (external site) (PMH) is WA’s only dedicated paediatric hospital and major trauma centre. PMH provides tertiary (level 6) services for the state. It opened in 1909 with 40 beds, an operating theatre and a small outpatient department. 

Today, PMH is a 250-bed, internationally recognised tertiary paediatric facility that treats children and adolescents up to 16 from around the state.  Each year, there are approximately 250,000 inpatient and outpatient visits. 

Princess Margaret Hospital will soon be closing after 107 years of service to the community of Western Australia and will be replaced by the new Perth Children’s Hospital (external site).

We provide an extensive range of specialist paediatric medical and surgical services supported by allied health, diagnostics, pathology and medical imaging. Our busy emergency department sees about 70,000 patients per year and provides the majority of public paediatric outpatient services for the state. This includes tertiary, complex secondary and local catchment secondary care.


The former Princess Margaret Hospital with bronze statue of a family flying a kite