School of Surgery

Joondalup Health Campus

Further information



Postal address

Associate Professor Paul Moroz
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Joondalup Health Campus
PO Box 242
Western Australia 6919


Joondalup is situated in a rapidly growing area north of Perth.

In 1996 the former Wanneroo hospital was rebuilt and upgraded to a 335 bed hospital containing 265 public hospital beds and 70 private beds. The new hospital came into operation in January 1998 as the Joondalup Health Campus.

Academic unit

There has been an academic surgical presence at the Joondalup Hospital since 1998. This has now been expanded into a full academic unit with the inclusion of other disciplines represented in the curriculum of the Faculty’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery undergraduate degree.

The Surgery presence is under the leadership of Associate Professor Paul Moroz. Students in Year 6 of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree undertake a seven week clinical attachment in Surgery at Joondalup Health Campus. A tutorial program is also offered. Administrative support is available on-site at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences office.

The Joondalup Hospital will increase in size to become a 700 bed tertiary hospital by 2020. A Health Department analysis on demand for hospital bed numbers north of the river found that 460 beds would be needed at Joondalup by 2010, rising to 550 beds in 2015. This, when combined with at least 150 private beds, will create a major health campus.