KEMH Information during COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upon us in Western 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.

The KEMH Creche and Consumer Library are currently closed.

New Screening Measures

There are COVID-19 screening measures in place for every person entering King Edward Memorial Hospital from Monday, 23 March 2020.

Every person entering the main entrance of our hospital 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 can only enter the hospital via the Bagot Road main entrance, entry is no longer available via Hensman Road.

Please note: KEMH does not have a testing clinic for COVID-19.  If you suspect you may have COVID-19, it is important you call the designated COVID-19 hotline 1800 020 080 or present to your nearest COVID-19 clinic.

Language Services

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

Surgery at KEMH

All elective surgery will be scaled back across the public health system.

For now, only those surgeries deemed by a Consultant as ‘urgent’ will go ahead as scheduled. Any category two or three surgeries will be rescheduled to a more appropriate time.

The scaling down of elective surgery will reduce admissions at KEMH and help meet increased demand, providing additional bed capacity for those who need it.

Information for the Community

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)