Royal Perth Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Perth, Australia

Hospital description

Royal Perth Hospital is Western Australia’s premier teaching hospital, providing a full range of emergency services for adults (except obstetrics) and serving as the State referral centre for many specialities. There are a great deal of referrals to Perth hospital as the city, along with Darwin, caters for cases that cannot be facilitated by the smaller regional and remote hospitals and clinics across the state. Areas of excellence at the Royal Perth Hospital include interventional neuroradiology, cardiac and lung transplant, bone marrow transplantation, rehabilitation medicine and trauma services. Please note that the burns unit has recently been moved to the Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The hospital also has a solid research background and has hosted significant breakthroughs in medical research, one of which is the bacterium Helicobactor pylori, which was found to cause stomach ulcers, and won the 2005 Nobel Prize for former staff members Dr Robin Warren and Professor Barry Marshall.

The hospital is divided between two campuses: Wellington Street campus in the centre of Perth, and Shenton Park campus six kilometres away; there are about 73,000 in-patients, 225,000 outpatient attendances per year and and the hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australia. Students can expect a varied elective at this hospital.

The hospital accepts elective placements via the University of Western Australia Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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