Rockingham Hospital efficiency wins WA Health Award

Rockingham General Hospital signage advising where services are located
November 8, 2016

Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) has been recognised with a WA Health Award for turning a $36.1m deficit into a $4.6m surplus in just 18-months not the five years predicted.

The Managing resources effectively and efficiently award highlights the intensive and concerted effort of the RGH executive and staff to turn the hospital from being the most expensive WA hospital to one of the most efficient.

The project team was set up in 2010/11 and focused on a number of areas including procurement, revenue maximisation, activity and workforce.  

Rockingham Peel Group Executive Director Geraldine Carlton, who led the program, said a team of dedicated staff made it all possible.

“Through engagement with our workforce at every level, we have been able to maintain our clinical and corporate performance over the years and this is an achievement that we are very proud of,” Geraldine said.

“This award is outstanding recognition for all hospital staff who showed through the process their commitment to building a sustainable and efficient organisation to better meet the growing needs of the Rockingham community.”

The project team accepted the WA Health Award at a ceremony on 3 November 2016.