Fremantle Hospital and Health Service — our services from 2015
Find out what health care services we’re delivering
These changes will increase the ability of our health services to meet the growing health needs of people living and working in the south metropolitan area and across the State.
By mid-2015, health care offered in some hospitals will increase and some services will move to other facilities.
Not every hospital in the south metropolitan area will offer every clinical service. Instead, SMHS will provide hospitals and health services with expertise to better meet your health care needs.
From 2015, Fremantle Hospital will be a 300-bed specialist hospital focused on providing high-quality aged care, mental health, secondary rehabilitation, planned surgery and specialist medical services.
As a specialist hospital, some services have been transitioned to other hospitals, including Emergency Department and obstetric services.
Our services will include:
Geriatric and rehabilitation services
Intensive care unit (ICU) to support elective and planned surgery
General surgery, including elective and short-stay procedures
Plastic surgery (hand procedures)
Orthopaedic surgery, including major joint, upper and lower limb and short-stay procedures
Anaesthesiology and pain management services
Ophthalmology surgery, including non-admitted patient review and eye condition management
General medicine for inpatients and outpatients
Endocrinology, including diabetes clinics
Sexual health services
Gastroenterology, including endoscopy
Inpatient and community mental health services for adults and older adults
Neurology, stroke, spinal and rehabilitation
Other outpatient and inpatient services
Pathology, radiology and pharmacy services
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 Fremantle Hospital, then 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, depending on your requirements.
From 2015, we will offer health care services at:
Armadale Health Service ▲
Bentley Health Service ▲
Fiona Stanley Hospital ▲
Fremantle Hospital ▲
Murray District Hospital
Peel Health Campus ▲
Rockingham General Hospital ▲
Royal Perth Hospital ▲
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
broader health needs.
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, regardless of the location, you will be referred to the right hospital or health service to meet your needs.
South metropolitan area transition of health
Building a bigger, better health system
Alma Street Fremantle WA 6160
Postal address: PO Box 480
Fremantle WA 6959
Phone: (08) 9431 3333 (24-hours)
Fax: (08) 9431 2391
This document can be made available in alternative formats on request for a person with a disability. Please contact the South Metropolitan Health Service on (08) 9318 7500.
Information correct as at November 2014.
Publication reviewed by the SMHS Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
Produced by South Metropolitan Health Service
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