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.
Not every hospital in the south metropolitan area offers every clinical service. Instead, SMHS provides hospitals and health services with expertise to better meet your health care needs.
We aim to deliver high-quality and safe health care to people living in Perth’s south metropolitan area.
If the services you require are not available at your closest hospital, you will be referred or transferred to another hospital or health service that can meet your needs. This may be another facility in the south metropolitan area or elsewhere in Perth.
We offer health care services at:
Tertiary hospitals provide the highest level of care, often treating those with serious injuries or life-threatening conditions.
General hospitals provide various services across a range of medical specialties to meet broader health needs.
Specialist hospitals provide specific health care services, such as mental health, aged care, rehabilitation and elective surgery.
Our focus is on ensuring you receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place, by the right team.
All of our hospitals and health services work together. As a result, you may receive your health care at more than one hospital or health service. For example, you may receive your initial surgery at a tertiary hospital and your follow-up care at another hospital closer to your home.
Be assured that regardless of the location you will be referred to the right hospital or health service to meet your needs.
Other Departments and Services
- Mental Health
- Population Health
- Western Australian Limb Service for Amputees (WALSA)
- Human Research Ethics and Governance