Health Stories from the South Metropolitan Health Service

Logo features the silhouette of two people and the words 'Health stories from the South Metropolitan Health Service'Hear the stories of the amazing people who provide dedicated care to patients and their families across the South Metropolitan Health Service.

Our Health Stories podcasts were produced in partnership with our friends at Murdoch University.

Listen to our podcasts using the links below or subscribe to Health Stories on Apple podcasts or your favourite podcast platform.

Enjoy hearing about the wonderful work of our staff and what motivates them.

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Anne Watts – Nurse Unit Manager, Spinal Unit, State Rehabilitation Service

A female nurse sits in a garden

Anne knows just about every person who has had a spinal cord injury in Western Australia over the past 30 years. Anne tells us the profound impact a spinal injury can have and how more people are getting to walk out of her spinal unit than ever before. 

Listen to Anne's story (external site)


Clive Batchelor – Mental Health Nurse, Fremantle Hospital

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Clive leads a residential mental health service, which provides respite for people experiencing a decline in their mental state. Hear how he helps people move from a low place of being lonely, tormented by thoughts and the stresses of life, to a better place with more options and opportunities.

Listen to Clive's story (external site)


Kinglsey Purvis – Home Care Carpenter, Day Therapy Unit, Rockingham Peel Group

A man stands beside a car leaning on the the open car door.

After a long career with the Royal Australia Air Force, it was quite a career change when Kinsgley Purvis joined Rockingham Peel Group as a home care carpenter. For Kingsley, working in health was a long way from the air force life, but his experiences have helped him to find common ground with patients.

Listen to Kingsley's story (external site)