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Women and Newborn Health Service



King Edward Memorial Hospital

About King Edward Memorial Hospital Western Australia

Welcome to King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia's public tertiary maternity, neonatal and gynaecological hospital.

KEMH and its staff are dedicated to:

  • evidence-based, best-practice patient care
  • innovative research
  • education and support of health-care practitioners state-wide

Who we care for

As the State's largest maternity hospital and only referral centre for complex pregnancies, KEMH oversees over 6000 births each year and provides exceptional clinical expertise to WA's most unwell expectant mothers and babies.

WA's youngest patients, premature and sick infants, are given truly world-class care in the Hospital's 80-bed Special Care Nursery, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

In addition, each year over 5,000 patients with gynaecological conditions are treated by expert staff at the forefront of women's health.


Students at KEMH

KEMH is a teaching hospital and helps train WA's future health professionals. During your stay in hospital you may have student doctors, midwives, nurses and allied health professionals as part of the team caring for you. With your support our students gain valuable knowledge and experience for their future careers.


Continuing achievement

More than 90 years after opening its doors, KEMH remains at the forefront of women's and infant health. Recent advances include:

  • Receiving accreditation in the Baby Friendly Health Initiative in 2004
  • Opening of Australia's first milk bank which provides sick and premature infants the best chance at health by suppling them with donor breast milk. This project won a prestigious 2008 Premier's Excellence Award, in the category of Creating a Healthy, Safe and Vibrant WA.
  • Opening of the Mother and Baby Unit, a comprehensive inpatient service for women suffering from postnatal psychiatric disorders
  • Opening a multidisciplinary Menopause Symptoms After Cancer clinic
  • World renowned research into women's health issues with links to WA's major tertiary institutions


Code of Conduct

We follow the WA Health Code of Conduct which identifies the values that we collectively hold as fundamental in our work and describes how these values translate into action.


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