South Metropolitan Health Service

Our health service delivers hospital and community-based public health care services to a population of more than 657,800 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 2 per cent per year from 2018 to 2028. Older adults are typically higher users of health services as many health conditions become more prevalent with age. The SMHS population is ageing, with the projected population of older adults aged 65 year or over growing at a faster rate – 3.9 per cent per year – than people under 65, which will grow at 1.7 per cent per year.

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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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