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King Edward Memorial Hospital

About King Edward Memorial Hospital

Entrance to King Edward Memorial Hospital

King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road Subiaco, Western Australia
T: (08) 6458 2222

Welcome to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), affectionately known to West Australians as King Eddy’s.

KEMH is part of the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) and cares for women of all ages and life stages and newborns. It is WA’s main public obstetric, gynaecology, perinatal mental health and neonatal hospital.

KEMH and its staff are dedicated to:

  • evidence-based, best-practice, patient-centred care
  • innovative translational research
  • education and support of health-care practitioners state-wide
  • closing the gap in health to achieve equality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians (see our Reconciliation Action Plan)


Who we care for

KEMH is WA’s only referral centre for high-risk, complex pregnancies, overseeing approximately 6000 births each year and providing exceptional clinical expertise to WA’s most unwell expectant mothers and babies. KEMH also provides pregnancy care to women living in the Hospital’s local area.

Each year, more than 3000 of WA’s youngest patients - premature and sick infants - are given world-class care in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

In addition, each year over 5,000 patients with gynaecological conditions, including cancer and provide clinical care and support for women with perinatal mental health conditions such as Postnatal depression.

KEMH is the home of many specialist clinics including the Adolescent Antenatal Clinic, Childbirth and Mental Illness Antenatal Clinic, Next Birth after Caesarean Clinic, Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Clinic, Menopause Clinic and more.


Who will care for me?

A midwife caring for a pregnant lady

As a KEMH inpatient or outpatient you will be cared for by a variety of qualified health professionals and, as it is a teaching hospital, midwifery, nursing or medical students may also be a part of your care team.

Health professionals at KEMH include doctors, midwives, nurses and psychologists as well as Allied Health professionals who provide services including Social Work, Physiotherapy, Dietetics (nutrition), and Occupational Therapy.

Patients, family and carer involvement in care is encouraged and supported.

In order to provide the best possible care, staff at KEMH are allocated on the basis of qualifications and skills required to care for their patients.

KEMH is unable to provide doctors, midwives or nurses on the basis of race, gender or religion, upon request.

KEMH follows a best-practice health care plan, based on the 10 National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards to ensure you receive safe, quality care.

Learn about your patient rights and responsibilities by viewing the WA Public Patients’ Hospital Charter.


Our Vision, Mission and Values

WNHS follows 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.

Our Vision:

Excellence in healthcare for women, infants and their families

Our Mission:

To improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of women, infants and their families

Our Values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Respect

Key Achievements and Recognition at King Edward Memorial Hospital


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