ROCKINGHAM General Hospital staff celebrated the hospital’s 40th anniversary last week, with Health Minister John Day visiting to help mark the milestone.
Mr Day assisted in planting 40 roses at the hospital before paying tribute to the hospital staff, who he said had been integral to its remarkable growth.
“Since the mid-1970s, it has trebled in size,” he said.
“The key to any successful healthcare service is the people who are committed to delivering caring, high-quality services day-in day-out.”
“Rockingham General Hospital is no exception, with some staff who have been with the service since it opened. There is also great support from more than 200 volunteers.”
Mr Day said the success of the hospital could be seen in numbers.
“Rockingham’s dedicated staff now expect to see more than 23,000 inpatients, 94,000 outpatients and 54,000 emergency department presentations a year,” he said.
“More than 1700 babies are delivered every year, providing fundamental care to the local community close to home.
“Rockingham is a thriving hospital that now integrates teaching the next generation of health professionals with excellent patient care,” Mr Day said.