Your health is in good hands in the South West, where you will find access to world-class facilities and services.
The South West region’s health services are based around hospitals, a strong contingent of private medical specialists and general practitioners, and community-based health services.
The South West Health Campus in Bunbury is the major medical centre for the region with 24-hour emergency care and a wide range of support services.
The public Bunbury Regional Hospital and private St John of God Hospital are co-located on the campus. This arrangement boosts the range of medical, surgical and community health services available at the site while ensuring the best possible care for patients.
The campus includes a number of specialist services and facilities including an acute psychiatric unit, coronary care unit, cancer centre and dental centre.
The South West Aboriginal Health Service is based at the centre and runs a mobile health clinic to regional areas.
As well as Bunbury, hospitals are also located at Augusta, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Busselton, Collie, Donnybrook, Harvey, Margaret River, Nannup, Northcliffe, Pemberton and Manjimup.
Allied health services
In the South West, there is a high focus on community health services including maternity support, child health clinics, school-based immunisation and dental care, and intensive youth education programs.
Throughout the region are a number of smaller district hospitals, specialist medical services and community-based health services, aged care facilities and retirement villages.
The South West has emerged as an important training ground for young doctors and nurses.
Medical students from The Rural Clinical School of WA, incorporating students from The University of Western Australia and University of Notre Dame Australia, receive training at the South West Health Campus as part of their studies.
Edith Cowan University’s South West Campus prepares students for a career in nursing through its Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree.