Health Technology Management Unit

Health Technology Management Unit (HTMU) provides Physical Science, Engineering and Technology services across East Metropolitan Health Service and South Metropolitan Health Service. The unit delivers clinical support and technology management services to hospitals and health facilities. Specialised services such as Rehabilitation Technology, Implant Technology and Retrieval Analysis services are unique to HTMU and provide state-wide services.

HTMU was formed by South Metropolitan Health Service in June 2012. HTMU was based on existing Medical Engineering and Physics services operating out of Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), and accepted wider hospital responsibilities. This development built on a comprehensive clinical support service dating back to the establishment of the Department of Medical Physics at RPH in 1960. You can learn more about the history and development of medical physics (and related) services in WA on the Publications page.

HTMU services were transferred to the East Metropolitan Health Service in July 2016 with its formation under the Health Services Bill 2016.

HTMU is based primarily at RPH, with groups operating at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle hospitals. The Rehabilitation Technology Unit provides clinical based services to the State Rehabilitation Service and to RPH's specialist spinal services. Services provided to public facilities across WA Health are delivered in accord with current service level agreements. For an organisational overview, download the HTMU service map (PDF 300KB).

Facilities serviced under these agreements include Royal Perth Bentley Group, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, the State Rehabilitation Service, Armadale Kalamunda Group and Rockingham General Hospital. Services are also provided in support of health services at Rottnest Island (through Fremantle Hospital) and state emergency response assets maintained.

Last Updated: 15/04/2021