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The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) has changed the way health care is delivered in Perth’s southern suburbs.

These changes are increasing the ability of our health services to meet the growing needs of people living and working in the south metropolitan area and across the State.

In the next decade, SMHS has an exciting and challenging opportunity to fundamentally reform the way services are provided and to develop a health service that remains patient-focused, innovative, accessible, safe, effective and sustainable. The opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital in October 2014 is a significant milestone in the reconfiguration of services, the likes of which had never been undertaken anywhere else in the world.

It is our Vision is to provide seamless access to innovative, safe, high quality health care through:

One focus:

  • Our patients and the community - improving patient care and population health outcomes

One team:

  • Developing collaborative networks and partnerships
  • An integrated approach across professions, sites and services, sharing knowledge and expertise, recognising and building on strengths

One service:

  • Alignment of resources, systems and processes across the health service to achieve our goals.

Our Emergency Department

In the case of an emergency dial 000. If you require medical attention and it is not an emergency, please consider going to your nearest GP or after-hours GP, or calling Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Emergency Department is open and Fremantle Hospital’s Emergency Department is permanently closed.

For information on how to travel to Fiona Stanley Hospital via public transport, visit the Transperth website (external site) for personalised travel plans.

It is important to know where your nearest public Emergency Department is in case of an emergency. Other metropolitan Emergency Departments that may be close to you are:

Information on how our health services are changing is located on the Delivering Health Services page.

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