Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is one of Australia’s largest and busiest hospitals. We have the second biggest trauma workload in the country and one of the busiest emergency departments in Australasia.
As an 833-bed premier teaching hospital, we provide services to adults in all clinical fields (except obstetrics). Areas of excellence include interventional neuroradiology, cardiac services, transplants, burns management, bone marrow transplantation, rehabilitation medicine and trauma services.
We are renowned for contributing to innovation and excellence in medical research and services. We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, including Nobel Prize-winning discoveries.
Our 7000 staff members (about 4700 full-time equivalents) provide exceptional care and committed service to our patients. Over 500 volunteers assist in making patients more comfortable during their stay.
The hospital spreads across two campuses:
- Wellington Street Campus (centrally located in Perth city)
- Shenton Park Campus (situated in the western suburbs, about six kilometres from the city)
RPH is part of the South Metropolitan Health Service, one of the fastest growing health services in Western Australia.
We are Western Australia’s longest-serving hospital. Our origins date back to the old Colonial Hospital which was established on Garden Island in 1829.