Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates fifth birthday

    24/11/2020 9:30 AM
    • More than 350,000 presentations to the Emergency Department during its first five years
    • Playing a vital role within the East Metropolitan Health Service area  

    St John of God Midland Public Hospital (SJGMPH), which has become a vital part of the local community, celebrated its fifth birthday today.


    The hospital is operated by St John of God Health Care under a service agreement with the State Government and provides a range of services including intensive care, allied health, aged care and rehabilitation, maternity, paediatric, mental health services and an emergency department with dedicated paediatric area.


    From the moment its doors opened on November 24, 2015, there has been significant demand on the 307-bed public hospital.


    Since opening, there have been more than 350,000 Emergency Department (ED) presentations, 440,000 outpatient appointments and almost 9,000 births at SJGMPH.


    The ED alone is seeing almost double the number of patients that were treated at the former Swan District Hospital's ED, which it replaced. The hospital's busiest day since opening occurred on Boxing Day 2019, when 285 people were treated within ED.


    The hospital has been a true example of delivering quality world-class care to patients and a leader in the public health care sector.


    In 2018 the hospital started using a Stryker orthopaedic robot for full and partial knee replacement surgery for public and private patients.


    In 2019, it established the State's first multidisciplinary complex foot service at a general hospital.


    Currently, planning is underway for a Mental Health Emergency Centre (MHEC) to be built adjacent to the ED, to provide timely care for patients with mental health, drug, alcohol and other behavioural-related issues requiring treatment.


    The new MHEC is anticipated to open in 2022 and has been developed with the support of both the State and Commonwealth Governments.


    Comments attributed to Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:


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


    "To date the hospital has treated more than 199,500 inpatients.


    "The hospital has developed models of care in providing Aboriginal health services and built a strong relationship with local community groups.


    "Aboriginal engagement and cultural advisors work across the hospital's wards to assist patients and their families and assist with post discharge planning.


    "St John of God Midland Public Hospital has created significant links with the local community, and works closely with local health agencies, community service providers and patient support groups and provides important outreach and in-reach services to patients.


    "Five years of delivering quality care is to be celebrated. The hospital has cemented its place as a vital provider of health care in the local community."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500