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Physiotherapy helps Antonietta walk again

In May of this year, 72-year-old Antonietta went from being fit and active, walking for an hour each day, to struggling to breathe, and losing the ability ... more

A young female physiotherapist supports and older woman to use a piece of therapy equipment.

Young mother raising awareness for bowel cancer

Mother of three Nikki McAteer was diagnosed with bowel cancer three years ago at the age of 29.

Nikki’s symptoms included stomach issues, blee... more

Doctor and patient smiling.

SMHS moves forward from the darkest days of COVID-19

Staff across South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) took time out this week to acknowledge the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on their professional and... more

Group of hospital staff stand in front of hospital building.

Artworks donated by mental health clients bring a splash of colour

The main corridor connecting Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) to the Mental Health Unit has never looked so good, thanks to the completion of the mental h... more

Three women stand in front of a series of artworks hanging on a bright yellow corridor wall. The woman on the right holds a framed painting of a frog.

Murray District Hospital palliative care lounge facelift thanks to donation

The palliative care lounge for families of patients at Murray District Hospital (MDH) has been given a facelift thanks to a generous donation from Personne... more

Group of seven people in newly renovated room.

New murals brighten the paediatrics ward thanks to generous donation

Scenes featuring mermaids, farm animals, a shipwreck and animals flying airplanes ... more

Grandmother holds grandson besides nurse in front of farm yard mural.

Partnership supporting elderly patients commended

A collaborative nursing role that supports older people at risk of hospital readmission to manage their care across hospital, community and primary health ... more

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Rockingham volunteer of 25 years honoured at SMHS Excellence Awards

For the past 25 years, the dedication of Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) volunteer Joan Salter has enriched the experiences of countless patients, carers... more

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Dedicated aged care nurse named WA Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Rockingham Peel Group Aged Care Transition and Liaison Nurse Deb Jones received top honours at the recent WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards,

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Consumer excellence award recognises Aboriginal health care champion

The dedication of South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Director of Aboriginal Health Strategy, Nola Naylor, to improving health services for Aboriginal... more

An Aboriginal person sitting in a garden.
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