Inpatient services

Rockingham General Hospital provides a range of inpatient services for our patients.

Here, we provide an overview of these services by specialty.

All inpatient services are supported by Allied Health, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging, PathWest, Hospital in the Home (HITH), Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH) and Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

Aged Care and Rehabilitation

  • Aged Care Rehabilitation Unit (ACRU) including Acute Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) and Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient services – allied health service including dedicated day therapy services
  • Outpatient clinics including falls, memory, general rehabilitation, stroke and Parkinsons
  • Residential Care Line (RCL)
  • Murray District Hospital, Pinjarra MDH Referral Form (PDF 202KB)


  • Emergency Department service only
  • Minor burns treated conservatively with potential post discharge follow up with GP and or specialist multidisciplinary care teams at RPH (Adults) and PMH (Children)


  •  Low to moderate risk patients (including paediatric) patients by visiting ENT surgeon

Emergency Department / Trauma

  • Generalist medical and surgical support for adult and paediatric patients
  • Access to ICU/HDU
  • Primary retrieval, assessment, resuscitation, emergency surgery, stabilisation and transfer to State Major Trauma Centres at RPH and PMH
  • 24-hour, 7-day a week Mental Health Liaison Service via the RGH Emergency Department

Endocrinology (Rockingham Endocrine and Diabetes Service)

  • Endocrinologist clinics for general diabetes, Type 1 diabetes
  • Rapid Access, General Endocrinology and Aboriginal Health (Mooditj Koort in Kwinana)
  • Credentialed Diabetes Educator led clinics (individual and group) for general education, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes
  • Type 2 Insulin initiation and stabilisation and insulin pump initiation and stabilisation
  • Specialist dietician clinics for education, carbohydrate counting and weight management
  • Specialist podiatry for eligible patients
  • Diabetes clinical psychology


  • Outpatient clinics by gastroenterologists
  • Endoscopy and related procedures performed by gastroenterologists
  • Inpatient gastroenterology consultancy by gastroenterologists

General Medicine

  • Inpatient Adult (> 16 yrs) Medical Unit
  • Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)

General Surgery

  • Multi-stay Surgical Unit (MSSU) for planned and unplanned low to moderate complexity surgical patients and Day Procedure Unit for high volume short stay procedures
  • Outpatient clinics


  • Elective surgery
  • Emergency consultations and surgery
  • Outpatient clinics


  • Visiting haematologist service
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Access to Chemotherapy Day Unit
  • Access to Blood Product support

Infectious Diseases

  • Inpatient consultancy service
  • Outpatient clinics

Intensive Care

  • ICU / HDU
  • Support for planned surgical and unplanned ED presentations
  • Ventilated support


  • Maternity ward
  • Neonatal Unit
  • Specialist obstetrician
  • Antenatal GP obstetrician
  • Outpatient clinics

Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)

  • Acute medical assessment and intervention for patients anticipated to be discharged within 72 hours
  • General medical physician, geriatrician and registrar support

Medical Oncology Cancer

  • Day Chemotherapy Unit, (same day service)
  • Visiting specialist oncologist
  • Outpatient clinics

Mental Health

  •  Adult Unit: open and closed beds
  • Older Adult Unit: open and closed beds
  • Consultation Liaison Service
  • Adult Integrated Community Health Services at Peel and Rockingham including GP Liaison
  • Older Adult Integrated Community Health Services Peel and Rockingham
  • Liaison with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)


  • Neonatal cots
  • Level 4 Nursery
  • Outpatient paediatric clinics

Neurology and Stroke

  • Comprehensive Stroke Unit
  • Inpatient care by stroke physician/geriatrician
  • Visiting neurologist support


  • Procedures for low to moderate risk patients by visiting ophthalmic surgeons
  • Access to orthoptist via referral (this service is not on site)


  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Fracture clinic
  • Diagnostic and treatment procedures for low to moderate risk patients, including major joint surgery (for example knee joint replacement), upper and lower limb surgery
  • Outpatient clinics


  • Paediatric inpatient ward
  • Consultant paediatrician
  • Outpatient clinics

Palliative Care

  • Outpatient clinic
  • Palliative care consultant
  • Inpatient palliative care beds
  • Community Palliative Care Support by Silver Chain or PCPC depending on residential address

Renal Medicine

  • Contracted community-based satellite dialysis service linked to Fremantle Hospital and Nephrology Service
  • Inpatient consultation
  • Renal consultant based RGH and visiting consultant
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Clinic – Moodijt Koort, Kwinana

Respiratory Medicine

  • Inpatient care by general medical physicians
  • Visiting respiratory consultant
  • Access to ambulatory services including lung function testing by private respiratory technician testing services
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation


  • Some major planned procedures on low to moderate risk patients performed by visiting urologists
  • Minor planned surgical procedures
  • Consultant urologist
  • Access to Continence Advisor Nurse
  • Outpatient clinics