EMHS Annual Report

On behalf of the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) Board and Executive, we feel privileged to present the 2017-18 EMHS Annual Report (PDF 15MB).

This report puts the spotlight on what it takes to deliver on our vision of healthy people, amazing care each and every day across our hospital sites and community programs.

We provide outstanding healthcare to more than 725 500 people within our catchment area, which takes in a land area of 3647 square kilometres in the Perth metropolitan area, from Bullsbrook in the north, to Sawyers Valley in the east and Jarrahdale in the south. EMHS is also a tertiary referral hub for patients from the Kimberley, Pilbara and Eastern and Western Wheatbelt regions of WA.

Photograph from the EMHS Annual Report 2017-18 cover showing a woman in a corporate uniform and in scrubs

We continue to build on our proud history, with our hospitals providing a combined total of more than 330 years of excellent healthcare to the community. Throughout the pages of this annual report you will learn many more ‘fast facts’ and information about our services and the amazing care we provide.

While a lot has changed in the provision of healthcare across the years, one thing that has remained consistent is the patient experience being at the forefront of everything we do. This could not be achieved without the commitment, care and compassion of our wonderful staff.

We have some of the best clinicians in the world working within our health service, however many people do not realise the integral role our support staff play in the delivery of worldclass care. In this year’s report, we are saluting the unsung heroes of EMHS – the people who keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Throughout 2017-18, we have remained focused on our seven service delivery principles: high performing systems and teams, supporting cultural diversity, consumer-centred, intellectual curiosity, active partnerships, valuing our staff, and doing the right thing. These principles are supported by our comprehensive strategic and operational plans which will help guide our health service to continue to deliver amazing care for years to come.

Some key priority areas for EMHS this year include harnessing the immense knowledge and experience of our staff into world-class research and innovation programs; ensuring that we are able to continue to deliver amazing, consumer-centred care in clinically appropriate timeframes; maintaining a focus on strong financial and clinical performance; and supporting our staff and leaders to continue to be the best they can be.

We are proud of everything we have accomplished together this past year and eagerly anticipate what lies ahead.

​Ian Smith PSM
Board Chair, EMHS
Liz MacLeod
Chief Executive, EMHS

Downloads