First patient arrives at Fiona Stanley Hospital

First patient is welcomed by the FSH transition team
First patient is welcomed to FSH by the transition team
October 4, 2014

After a series of early morning briefings, a teleconference and final checks, phase one of Fiona Stanley Hospital’s (FSH) opening was given the green light to proceed just after 8am today.

Phase one involved moving rehabilitation patients from Royal Perth Hospital’s Shenton Park campus to the new State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The first patient to arrive, Nathan Miller, was warmly welcomed by transition teams and shown to his new room.

The move was planned collaboratively by the Department of Health, St John Ambulance, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Main Roads and WA Police.

The 140 bed purpose-built facility will provide clinical rehabilitation services for people suffering from complex or catastrophic injuries or illnesses such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and amputations.

Fiona Stanley Hospital was officially opened yesterday, 3 October, by Premier Colin Barnett, Minister Kim Hames and Fiona Stanley. 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.