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Finalists announced for inaugural SMHS Excellence Awards

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) has announced the finalists for the inaugural SMHS Excellence Awards to be held 10 April 2019. more

Logo reads South metropolitan Health Service Excellence Awards 2019

Seeking new members for Rockingham Consumer Advisory Council

Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG) Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) is looking for new members to help represent the patient population.

The council provid... more

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Grandma swimming to Rottnest for RGH kids ward

Jodi O’Connor is swapping play dates with her grandson for swimming goggles as she dives into the challenge of completing her ninth Rottnest Channel ... more

A female nurse and two other women standing together. One of the women holds a young boy.

New plastic surgery service improves patient access to local care

Patients in the Rockingham Peel region are set to benefit from a new plastic surgery service which has been established at Rockingham General Hospital (RGH... more

A female patient sits in a bed with a male doctor and female nurse standing beside her.

Interns kick off medical careers

South Metropolitan Health Service welcomed 118 new medical graduates last week, signalling the start of their careers as doctors.

Their first week i... more

118 new medical graduates who joined South Metropolitan Health Service stand outside in an amphitheatre style garden.

Colourful play area now open for kids ward

It may have been years in the making but the young people and their families visiting Rockingham General Hospital’s (RGH) paediatric unit now have a ... more

A young girl sits on an outdoor slide in an outside play area. Five adults are standing around the slide.

SMHS collective efforts recognised at WA Health Excellence Awards

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) is celebrating after a few big wins at the 2018 WA Health Excellence Awards.

Our teams took home three proj... more

Winners of a 2018 WA Health Excellence Award accept their award on stage

New clinic delivering better outcomes for older patients

Rockingham General Hospital’s (RGH) new Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) is providing access to more personalised care and services for older people living i... more

A man is seated on a hospital bed and three woman stand beside him. Two of the women wear Rockingham General hospital uniforms

Learning to thrive after a patient survives

Understanding the effect of surviving a stint in an intensive care unit (ICU) is the premise of a new study by Rockingham General Hospital ICU Consultant D... more

Dr Ravi Sonawane stands in front of a window

Archbishop visits Rockingham General Hospital

Archbishop of Perth Kay Goldsworthy recently paid a visit to Rockingham General Hospital to learn more about its health and chaplaincy services.

Arc... more

Three women standing in a corridor. The woman in the middle is the Archbishop of Perth.
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