School of Surgery

Armadale Health Service

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Armadale Health Service is made up of a State Government owned and operated general hospital, aged care and rehabilitation service, community health service and mental health service.

They are all located on the one site, about 25 kilometres south-east of Perth.

The facility includes:

  • 90 inpatient beds, including specific areas for paediatrics, obstetrics and palliative care
  • 25 place day procedures unit, including two procedure rooms
  • 10 place renal dialysis unit
  • 24 bed inpatient restorative unit
  • Comprehensive therapies and day hospital for physical rehabilitation
  • Emergency Department
  • Operating suite with four operating rooms
  • Specialist Centre, consulting rooms, GP after hours clinic, pathology, medical imaging (X-ray) and hospital pharmacy.

The Armadale Health Service Emergency Department operates 24 hours a day and treats more than 42,000 patients a year. About one third of the caseload is paediatric.

Teaching unit

In 2008 a joint initiative of The University of Western Australia and The University of Notre Dame saw the creation of an academic medical and surgical teaching unit at Armadale Kelmscott District Memorial Hospital.

This unit oversees clinical teaching of students from both universities. The surgical arm is led by Associate Professor Kim Goddard and provides surgery clinical rotations in Year 6 of the UWA Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree.

Administrative assistance is available on site at the Clinical Academic Unit.