FSH celebrates one million outpatient appointments

Group of hospital staff standing with school-aged girl in front of balloons reading #1million
FSH Outpatient Manager Karen Tasker, patient Ella, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group Executive Director Janet Zagari and Physiotherapist Curtis Harmer
February 7, 2018

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) welcomed Ella Grayden as its one millionth outpatient appointment on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

FSH Outpatient Manager Karen Tasker said the milestone had been reached in just three years since the hospital opened its doors.

“It’s exciting to have achieved this milestone and it highlights the sheer volume of patients we have seen and the growth of the service in such a short period of time,” Karen said.

“We are also treating patients with increasingly more acute and complex care needs, which has seen an increase in patients year on year.

“Being able to have procedures and minor examinations as an outpatient allows patients to get on with their lives.”

13-year-old Ella was impressed to be the milestone patient after receiving treatment for two crushed fingers and tissue damage.

“It is pretty exciting and amazing this has happened today,” she said.

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group Executive Director Janet Zagari said the milestone represented a huge amount of hard work by staff and  real benefits for patients.

“Facilitating one million outpatient appointments is a momentous achievement for the hospital and all of the teams involved. The service allows continuum of care for our patients, by allowing them to stay in the comfort of their own homes,” she said.

FSH provides outpatient clinics across 25 services with the most appointments in obstetrics, cardiology and respiratory clinics.

The first outpatient clinic at FSH opened in October 2014, prior to the hospital becoming fully operational in February 2015.