South Metropolitan Health Service

Our health service delivers hospital and community-based public health care services to a population of more than 659,000 within a catchment area (PDF 2MB) stretching 3,300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

This catchment represents 25 per cent of the State’s population. This population is projected to increase by 17 per cent by 2026, or by an additional 110,000 people. The SMHS population is also ageing, with the older adult age group (65 plus) increasing by 37 per cent in the next ten years compared to a 16 per cent increase in the under-65 population.

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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.

SMHS is also responsible for delivering local health promotion and community-based services.

See who South Metropolitan Health Service is and what we do (external site).

Towards zero harm

South Metropolitan Health Service supports a culture of zero harm where we strive towards causing no harm to our patients. We encourage openness, transparency and continual improvement of the safety, quality and effectiveness of care provided to our patients.

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