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Joondalup Health Campus

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is the major hospital for Perth's northern corridor - one of the fastest growing regions of Australia - and has specialist services for the entire family from pregnancy and birth through to old age.

JHC is a private hospital which treats public patients under a long-standing public private partnership (PPP) agreement with the State Government. Not only is JHC Australia's largest PPP hospital, it is also widely considered to be one of the nation's best examples of a successful healthcare PPP.

With 716 licensed beds, including 146 private beds in a standlone private wing, JHC is one of the biggest hospitals in WA. The campus also features a modern theatre suite with 12 operating theatres, including four state-of-the-art iSuites with video and touch screen technology; a 16-cot level 2b Special Care Nursery; Coronary Catheter Lab; dedicated Day Procedure Unit; and a purpose built Mental Health Unit.

The hospital admits around 75,000 patients each year, delivers around 4,000 babies and performs some 30,700 procedures. It also has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country with nearly 100,000 presentations annually, of which close to a quarter are children.

Joondalup Health Campus has a comprehensive range of services in medical, surgical and maternity, including:

  • Aged care and rehabilitation
  • Anaesthetics
  • Bariatric surgery (State-wide service)
  • Cardiology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency medicine (including paediatrics) 
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology and haematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric medicine and surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Peritonectomy (State-wide service)
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular 
To keep up with the local community's rapidly growing population, JHC underwent a major redevelopment in 2013 at a cost of $360 million. Last year the hospital opened a new 37-bed paediatric ward and currently it is constructing a 10-bed Mental Health Observation Area adjacent to the Emergency Department (ED) to provide more appropriate management of patients presenting through ED with mental health conditions.
Another major expansion of the hospital is also expected in coming years. This will see the number of beds increase again (including mental health beds), more operating theatres and an expansion of the ED. JHC is currently undertaking comprehensive strategic planning to map out the future expansion and development of clinical services onthe path to becoming the tertiary hospital for Perth's northern suburbs.
JHC provides college accredited training in a number of specialty areas including: general medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, ENT, urology, intensive care medicine, anaesthetics, pain medicine, psychiatry and paediatrics.
We are affiliated with the University of Western Australia and provide teaching and clinical placement for medical students at various levels in a number of clinical areas.
Our specialist workforce is comprised of a mixture of salaried staff specialists and visiting medical officers, depending on the clinical department and the service needs.
Our Medical Administration team is frequently seeking interest from skilled and enthusiastic doctors who wish to join the team at JHC in the following areas:
  • Emergency medicine (adult and paediatric)
  • General medicine
  • Aged care and rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • ICU
  • Paediatrics

JHC also participates in the Perth Metropolitan Centralised RMO Applications Process on an annual basis. For more information on Joondalup Health Campus go to www.joondaluphealthcampus.com.au  


(Reviewed - September 2017)


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