KEMH Information during COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upon us in Australia, at King Edward Memorial Hospital we take the health of our women and babies very seriously.

As such, there have been a number of changes to our day to day operations, so we can ensure both our staff and our patients feel safe at all times. 


Vaccination Information for pregnant and breastfeeding women and those planning a pregnancy 

COVID Vaccination is recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and for those planning a pregnancy. For the latest advice please see: RANZCOG - COVID-19 Vaccination Information


Screening Measures

There are COVID-19 screening measures in place at King Edward Memorial Hospital. 

Every patient will be asked by a member of staff:

  • If they have been overseas or interstate in the last 14 days;
  • If they have fever or acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath);
  • If they have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or someone self-isolating.

Visitors are asked not to visit if they have any cold or flu like symptoms. 

Language Services

Interpreter services are still available and can be provided in person or over the phone. 

Information for the Community

Information for Interstate/overseas visitors requesting permission to visit relatives in King Edward Memorial Hospital while in quarantine or self-isolation

COVID Information for the Community (external site)

Simple steps to protect yourself from viruses (external site)

Short videos from WA Chief Health Officer, Dr Andy Robertson about coronavirus (external site)

Information for health professionals

Visit the Department of Health (external site)