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 2019/20

A male health professional treating a male patients

In 2019/20, our staff provided the following care and treatment:

  • Our emergency departments treated in excess of 204,000 patients. More than 42,000 emergency patients were children aged between 0 and 15 years.
  • More than 155,000 people attended in excess of 614,000 outpatient appointments. In excess of 122,000 occasions of care were provided via telehealth or telephone.
  • The baby boom continued with more than 5,500 babies born during the year. 71 of these deliveries were multiple births.
  • Our surgical teams performed more than 37,000 elective and 14,700 emergency surgeries. Our intensive care teams treated more than 3,000 patients.
  • More than 162,000 people were discharged from our hospitals during the year.

See a snapshot of the services provided by SMHS in 2019/20.

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