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Cutting-edge robotic technology available for public patients

South Metropolitan Heath Service (SMHS) is the first public health provider to offer robotic assisted joint replacement surgery to public patients.

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Two men stand in an operating theatre beside a piece of robotic medical equipment. One man holds a model of a person's calf and foot.

Tailored hospital care helps elderly residents stay home

On a Tuesday evening in August, a quiet neighbourhood street welcomed an Emergency Department (ED) in the back of an ambulance.

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An elderly man and women sit while three women and a men stand behind them.

Bidding a fond farewell to Professor Christobel Saunders AO

One of Australia’s most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons, Professor Christobel Saunders AO, is departing Western Australia after being a... more

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Laser Clinic helping heal wounds faster

Lingering wounds are known to impact more than 420,000 Australians each year stopping them from working, studying and enjoying life. These wounds are ... more

 A person's finger is held under the light of a small laser device that sits on a table.

Precautionary approach to unusual COVID-19 case

We understand you may be concerned following the PathWest waiting room at Fremantle Hospital being listed as an more

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World first trials investigating targeted bladder cancer treatment

After recovering from a malignant melanoma more than three decades ago, it was the diagnosis of bladder cancer that completely changed 67 year old Fr... more

A group of five men and women stand together with a young child. One of the women holds a baby.

West Australian first virtual behaviour therapy program for type 1 diabetes launched

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) has launched its first virtual behavioural group therapy program - Enhanced Self-care for Diabetes (E... more

Dr Melanie Burkhardt on a virtual teams meeting.

Google glasses cause a buzz amongst hospital staff

Ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions around the country have provided an opportunity for South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) to explore new and i... more

Man looks at iPad wearing Google Glasses.

SMHS moves forward from the darkest days of COVID-19

Staff across South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) took time out this week to acknowledge the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on their professional and... more

Fremantle Hospital staff gathered in front of hospital building.

Winning hospital unit reduces stays for frail elderly patients

A unit dedicated to helping elderly hospital patients return home sooner has won the Excellence in Innovation award at the more

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