Celebrating our first year anniversary

planting of tree
Minister for Health Dr Kim Hames and Nurse Unit Manager Anne Hooper planting the commemorative tree.
February 3, 2016

The Minister for Health Dr Kim Hames and the Director General of Health Dr David Russell-Weisz joined staff at a special event in the main courtyard last week to mark the first year of full clinical operations at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

With music provided by the Madijtil Moorna Community Choir, the celebration also included a speech from Nurse Unit Manager Anne Hooper, who described the excitement of welcoming the first patients onto her ward after many months of hard work in the commissioning process.

Anne also joined the Minister in planting a tree, a red flowering gum, to commemorate the occasion.

Both the Minister and the Director General praised staff for what had been achieved at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and acknowledge the hard work by so many that had gone into the safe opening of FSH.

Thank you also to everyone who participated in the photographic display which appeared on the screens throughout the hospital during the anniversary week.

The first 12 months by the numbers

100,000 patients treated in the Emergency Department (ED), an average of 275 a day
Most patients seen in the ED in one day was in March 2015 with 347 patients in 24 hours

  • 30,000 patients admitted to the hospital through ED
  • 40,000 people admitted as inpatients
  • More than 2,500 babies born
  • About 2,000 children have been cared for on the paediatric ward
  • Outpatient clinics have handled more than 285,500 appointments
  • More than 22,600 surgeries have been performed
  • 750,000 plated meals have been served to patients
  • 1.4 million calls have been answered by the Helpdesk