In mid-2006, as part of ongoing health reform in Western Australia, PMH separated from the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and became part of the newly formed Child and Adolescent Health Service.
PMH is a 220-bed, internationally recognised paediatric facility that treats children and adolescents from around the state with approximately 250,000 patient visits (inpatient and outpatient) each year.
In addition to providing hospital-based care, the Child and Adolescent Health Service is committed to population health and ambulatory care programs aimed at providing services for children and adolescents to promote life-long health. This includes preventing health problems through promoting wellbeing, early detection of diseases and intervention and provision of services in the community rather than a hospital setting.
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH) is also no longer part of WCHS and has joined with other services under the banner of Women’s and Newborn Health Service, which is part of the North Metropolitan Area Health Service.