South Metropolitan Health Service


South Metropolitan Health Service

At SMHS we deliver quality, safe and effective hospital services within a catchment area stretching 3,300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

We are dedicated and committed to delivering excellent health care, every time. We set out to achieve this with a strong set of values of Care, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Teamwork. 

Our hospital network includes:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus (transitioning to SMHS in 2024)

Our network of hospitals and community-based health services work closely with our community partners including GPs, local government and population health services to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation outcomes of our patients and clients.

The single streamlined governance structure of SMHS helps to ensure greater integration between our hospitals and health services, with better access and flow for patients within and across specialty areas.

About Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) comprises:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rottnest Island Nursing Post

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Fiona Stanley Hospital is the major tertiary hospital in the south metropolitan area and offers comprehensive health care services to adults, youth and children. It has 783 beds and offers:

  • Acute, general and specialist medical and surgical services
  • Subacute services including rehabilitation and aged care
  • Comprehensive cancer services
  • State adult burns unit
  • State rehabilitation service including ventilator dependent quadriplegic service and spinal outreach service
  • State heart, lung, and bone marrow transplant service
  • Renal transplant
  • Emergency and intensive care
  • Mental health
  • Maternity, paediatric and neonatal services.

Exterior facades of Fiona Stanley Hospital taken from Robin Warren Drive

Fremantle Hospital
Providing specialist hospital services, Fremantle Hospital plays a vital role in supporting the tertiary services of Fiona Stanley Hospital and delivers specialist services including mental health, aged care, and elective surgical services in the following specialties:

  • general medicine
  • geriatric medicine, including subacute services and rehabilitation
  • general surgery
  • orthopaedics
  • plastic surgery
  • specialised hand surgery
  • ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • gynaecological
  • dental and maxillo-facial
  • endoscopy
  • ophthalmology
  • urology
  • vascular

About Rockingham Peel Group

Rockingham Peel Group

Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG) comprises:

  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Mandurah Community Health Centre
  • Kwinana Community Health
  • Rockingham Community Mental Health Service
  • Peel Community Mental Health Service.

Rockingham General Hospital
As a general hospital with an emergency department, it supports the following inpatient services:

  • acute and general medicine
  • geriatric medicine
  • palliative care
  • paediatrics
  • obstetric and neonatal services
  • surgical including ENT, gastroenterology, general, gynaecology, orthopaedic, plastics and paediatric (general)
  • intensive care
  • psychiatry (adult and older adult), including electroconvulsive therapy.

Murray District Hospital
As a small specialist hospital, Murray District Hospital located in Pinjarra provides aged care services, particularly to people awaiting rehabilitation and end-of-life-care. Medical care is provided by medical staff from Rockingham General Hospital and local GPs credentialed with admitting rights. Support services delivered at the hospital include medical imaging and allied health.

Community Mental Health Services (Rockingham and Peel)
These services provide a comprehensive range of services and programs for individuals, families and groups including assessments, care planning, support and education, and rehabilitation programs.

Peel Health Campus Transformation
Peel Health Campus (PHC) provides a suite of general hospital services including emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, aged care, rehabilitation, and oncology.

In late 2020 the WA Government announced that full operation of PHC would transfer to SMHS from August 2023. This is an important step in providing people living in the Peel-Murray region with a range of local health care options.


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