Royal Perth Hospital is a leading teaching hospital and the major trauma centre in Western Australia. Our history can be traced back to the first colonial hospital, which was established in a tent on Garden Island in June 1829.
Today, Royal Perth Hospital is the largest health unit with two campuses located in Perth City and Shenton Park. Our Hospital provides services to people from all parts of Western Australia through the Royal Flying Doctors Service and other health networks. WA covers some 2,526,000 square kilometres which is 33% of the total size of Australia - and Royal Perth Hospital is the focal point for its health care. The Hospital treats a mixed socio-economic and culturally diverse population and its services are directed towards meeting a wide range of needs for these people.
Our hospital covers a diverse range of medical care for our Western Australian community. Royal Perth Hospital is a leader in many areas - burns, bone marrow transplant, dialysis, home cancer care and rehabilitation to name a few - and consequently offers our nurses excellent career opportunities across a comprehensive range of adult health care services.
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Royal Perth Hospital has earned international recognition with its innovative developments across many medical disciplines. Listed below are a few examples of the achievements of our hospital.