Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates second anniversary

    24/11/2017 9:00 AM
     
    • St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates its second anniversary
    • More than 128,100 presentations to the Emergency Department in first two years
    • Nearly 19,700 procedures at the hospital
    • 175,100 visits to outpatient clinics in first two years 

    St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates its second anniversary today, marking its contribution to quality public health care and services to the community.

     

    In its first two years, there have been more than 128,100 Emergency Department presentations, 175,100 outpatient appointments, 3,380 births and nearly 19,700 procedures at the hospital.

     

    These Emergency Department presentations represent about 45 per cent more patients than were treated at the former Swan District Hospital's Emergency Department.

     

    The busiest day for the Emergency Department since opening occurred on August 28, 2017, during the peak winter period, when 232 people were treated.

     

    Since its opening, the hospital's Community Services Centre has also been a hub for local health agencies, community service providers and patient support groups, providing important outreach and in-reach services to patients.

     

    As a key part of the East Metropolitan Health Service, the hospital has formed a number of partnerships with other public hospitals, community health, social services and support organisations. These partnerships ensure patients have access to comprehensive health care before, during and after their hospital stay.

     

    Models of care have also been developed with specialists in Aboriginal health and a strong relationship with local Aboriginal medical services and indigenous community groups.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "I congratulate St John of God Midland Public Hospital for achieving significant milestones in its first two years of operation.

     

    "From the moment the doors opened, there has been significant patient demand.

     

    "I commend the hospital for its efforts to provide a welcoming environment and high quality care to patients."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500