About South Metropolitan Health Service

SMHS delivers hospital and community-based services to nearly a quarter of WA’s population across 9 local government areas (PDF 2MB)

In addition, SMHS provides services to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) patients from Great Southern, South West, Southern Wheatbelt and Goldfields.

Four female maternity nurses and midwives

We deliver a wide range of clinical services throughout our hospital network:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital (including Rottnest Island Nursing Post)
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus, delivered as a public private partnership with Ramsay Health Care Limited. 

A snapshot of SMHS services in 2018/2019

A male health professional treating a male patients

In 2018/2019, our staff provided the following care and treatment:

  • Our emergency departments treated almost 212,000 patients. 
  • In the busiest month close to 20,000 patients were cared for, with Fiona Stanley Hospital recording 383 patients treated in one day. 
  • More than 47,700 emergency patients were children aged between 0 and 15 years.
  • Our surgical teams performed more than 37,000 elective and 14,400 emergency surgeries.
  • The baby-boom continues with close to 5,000 babies born during the year with 70 multiple births.

See a snapshot of the services provided by SMHS in 2018/2019.

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