About South Metropolitan Health Service

Our health service delivers hospital and community-based public health care services (PDF 316KB) to a population of more than 648,000 within a catchment area stretching 3,300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

Our hospital network includes:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus delivered as a public private partnership with Ramsay Health Care. 

We offer care to adults and children across a range of clinical services:

  • medical
  • surgical
  • emergency
  • rehabilitation and aged care
  • coronary care
  • cancer care
  • intensive and high dependency care
  • mental health
  • paediatric
  • obstetric and neonatal
  • palliative care
  • primary and population health.

We are also home to several statewide services including:

  • adult burns 
  • hyperbaric 
  • rehabilitation 
  • heart and lung transplant.

Our network of hospitals and community-based health services work closely with our community partners including GPs, local government and population health services to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation outcomes of our patients and clients.

We have a strong focus on improving the health of Aboriginal people and providing access to culturally appropriate health care. 

In 2016/2017, our 8,900 staff provided care and treatment to more than 880,000 people. 

  • Our hospitals delivered inpatient care more than 143,500 times.
  • Our emergency departments treated more than 200,200 patients, and more than 23 per cent of emergency presentations were for children aged 0–15 years.
  • More than 5,000 patients received in excess of 13,700 occasions of service in their home or in a community setting after their time in hospital.
  • Our mental health community-based teams assisted more than 11,200 people.

See a snapshot of the services provided by SMHS in 2016/2017.

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