About South Metropolitan Health Service

SMHS delivers hospital and community-based services to nearly a quarter of the State’s population within 9 local government areas (PDF 2MB).

In addition, SMHS provides services to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) patients from Great Southern, South West, Southern Wheatbelt and Goldfields as well as providing several statewide services.

Four female maternity nurses and midwives

We deliver a wide range of clinical services throughout our hospital network:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital (including Rottnest Island Nursing Post)
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus, delivered as a public private partnership with Ramsay Health Care Limited. 

A snapshot of SMHS services in 2017/2018

A male health professional treating a male patients

In 2017/2018, our 8,600 staff provided the following care and treatment:

  • Our emergency departments treated in excess of 205,900 patients, with more than 47,700 emergency patients children aged between 0 and 15 years.
  • Our hospitals delivered inpatient care more than 158,600 times.
  • More than 139,800 patients attended in excess of 623,700 outpatient appointments.
  • Our community-based mental health teams assisted in excess of 10,800 consumers by delivering close to 162,000 occasions of service.

See a snapshot of the services provided by SMHS in 2017/2018.

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