St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals has been embraced by community in first six months


Dr Glen Power (centre) with four hospital heads of department.
Dr Glen Power (centre) with four hospital heads of department.

AN average of nearly 390 people per day have been treated at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals in its first six months.

Chief executive Glen Power said it was great to see how quickly the community had embraced the new hospital.

“We have received great feedback about the range of services we are providing to the area, especially those not previously available locally,” Dr Power said.

More than 70,550 people have been treated at the hospital since it opened on November 24.

About 29,500 people have received medical care at the emergency department.

“Our figures show we are treating about 22 per cent more patients in our emergency department than were treated at Swan District Hospital, the facility we replaced,” Dr Power said.

“We are undertaking more complex case loads and treating more critically unwell patients at the emergency department, reducing the need to transfer patients to tertiary hospitals.

“These figures show we are achieving our goal of providing more health care services to the local community than has been previously available in the area.”

The hospital has performed more than 13,430 medical and surgical procedures and about 716 babies have been born.

There have been about 33,480 outpatient visits.

Dr Power said the 60-bed co-located St John of God Midland Private Hospital had steadily grown since opening, with consultants across a variety of medical and surgical specialties using the facility.

Some of the services being provided include aged care, cancer care, cardiology, coronary care, emergency, general and subspecialty surgery, general and subspecialty medicine, gynaecology, haematology, maternity, mental health, orthopaedics, paediatrics, rehabilitation, stroke care and outpatient clinics.

Facts

The new Midland hospital has cared for more than 70,550 people.

Served more than 141,000 meals.

Cleaned more than 219,000km of corridors and rooms

Slightly more boys – 54 per cent – than girls have been born at the hospital.

It has become about the fourth busiest Emergency Department in WA with 29,500 people seen to date (including more than 200 in one day recently, the second busiest day).

Trained more than 240 junior doctors.

Hosted dozens of medical, nursing and allied health students on their educational journey.