FSH State Rehabilitation Service open

Last patient welcomed under a water salute
Last patient is welcomed under a water salute
October 4, 2014

Patients arrived at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) ahead of schedule today, marking the start of operations at the 140 bed State Rehabilitation Service.

84 rehabilitation patients were transported to the hospital via buses, minibuses, ambulances and dual patient transport vehicles.

Firefighter Ian Beard was the last patient to leave Shenton Park Campus, arriving at FSH at 12.08pm under a water salute from his colleagues.

The move marks an end to operations at Shenton Park Campus which has provided essential long-term rehabilitative care to Western Australians for 121 years.

The FSH State Rehabilitation Service is part of the phase one opening that includes support services such as pharmacy, medical imaging, pathology and some intensive care services.

Fiona Stanley Hospital will continue to open progressively over the next five months, with the emergency department and the majority of other specialties becoming operational at 7am on 3 February 2015