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About King Edward Memorial Hospital

In mid-2006, as part of the health reform in Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) joined with other women's based health services to form the new Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS), as part of the wider North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) hospital and health services network. 

As the State’s only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital, and Western Australia’s only major referral centre for complex pregnancies, KEMH offers the highest standards of maternity, neonatal and gynaecological care.

With dedicated staff and best practices based on the most current evidence-based medicine, KEMH continues to deliver first-class health care to women and infants in Western Australia.

Alongside KEMH, the WNHS incorporates a range of State-wide services, including:

KEMH follows a best-practice health care plan, based on the 10 National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards to ensure you receive safe, quality care.

Fast facts about KEMH

  • Oversees approximately 6000 births each year.
  • Cares for more than 3000 premature and sick infants.
  • Provides care for more than 5000 patients with gynaecological conditions, including cancer.
  • Is home to many specialist clinics and services including the Adolescent Antenatal Clinic, Childbirth and Mental Illness Antenatal Clinic, Next Birth after Caesarean Clinic, Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Clinic, Menopause Clinic and more.
  • Has been providing care to women and babies in Western Australia for more than 100 years, since 1916.