Open Day

Come and take a look behind the scenes of Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), WA’s newest and largest tertiary hospital, at an Open Day on Sunday 19 May 2019 from 1pm–4pm.

With the busiest Emergency Department in the state and the first public hospital to offer urological surgery with a da Vinci robotic surgical system, this is a rare opportunity to see the hospital in action and meet some of the people who deliver amazing care.

There will be lots to see and do for people of all ages, including:

  • a health expo on the concourse with stalls and entertainment, including mental health, aged care, Aboriginal health, maternity, cardiology and more
  • hospital tours, including theatres, intensive care, State Rehabilitation Service, hyperbaric and much more
  • short presentations from our health experts in FSH Small Talks
  • a self-guided art and garden tour
  • a fascinating presentation about FSH and the state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical system (external site)
  • a close up look at a FSH Patient Transport vehicle and a St. John Ambulance.

Free visitor parking will be available. Visit the Public Transport Authority website (external site) for public transport timetables and information.

See the map for the locations of Open Day activities (PDF 228KB).




Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Drive, Murdoch

Presented by:
South Metropolitan Health Service

Book a tour

Bookings are essential for all tours. Book your tours now (external site).

All tours are approximately 20 minutes in duration. Please meet at the green sculpture on the main concourse 5 minutes prior to the tour start time

See the map for the locations of Open Day activities (PDF 228KB).

Behind the scenes

The basement of FSH is where logistics of running the largest tertiary hospital in WA are on show – moving linen, supplies, waste, and delivering some 2 000 meals a day. See the robots which help the humans do the work.

Tour times: 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm and 3.15pm

Rehabilitation in action

See our state-of-the-art State Rehabilitation Service and meet some of the amazing staff who provide exceptional care to help people regain function after a life-changing event.

Tour times: 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

The surgical journey

A rare opportunity to see the surgical journey, from the pre-operation holding bay to the operating theatre and the recovery suite. See some of the instruments and surgical items used in theatres and ask our nursing staff your questions.

Tour times: 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm

Critical care

The Intensive Care Unit is where we care for our sickest patients. See the advanced technology which assists our staff to monitor patients and the equipment which keeps people alive. View our unique courtyard where even critically ill patients can get some fresh air. 

Times: 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

Under pressure – hyperbaric healing

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been used for 100 years to treat decompression illness, known as ‘the bends’ but did you know it’s also used to treat other conditions and for wound healing? See this very different treatment environment.

Times: 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Visit our chemotherapy and day therapy units in the Cancer Centre, where patients receive their chemotherapy and immunotherapy and where we do procedures such as stem cell collections, bone marrow biopsies and radiation oncology.

Tour times: 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

The FSH engine room

See how FSH ‘ticks’. The Capacity and Access command centre coordinates the movement of patients throughout the hospital. Get an introduction to the IT systems used to track patient movement and predict demand for beds.

Tour times: 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm

The heart of the matter

Angiogram allows doctors to get a close look at coronary arteries to see any blockages or changes to heart function.  See this potentially lifesaving procedure in action in our angiography suite.

Tour times: 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm

Book to attend a FSH Small Talk

Bookings are essential for all FSH Small Talks. Book now for these talks (external site).

Talks will be held in lecture theatres in the Education building. See the map for the locations of Open Day activities (PDF 228KB).

Fiona Stanley Hospital: eye-opening insights and cutting edge robotic technology

Get to know what makes Fiona Stanley Hospital tick and how WA’s largest tertiary hospital fits into the South Metropolitan Health Service community. Also meet urology surgeon Dr Matt Brown who is leading our cutting edge robotic surgery program as he provides an insight into the remarkable da Vinci technology.

Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Lecture theatre G1

Women’s heart health…are you at risk?

Dr Nikki Stamp, Cardiothoracic Consultant
As someone who witnesses the impact of heart disease every day, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp is passionate about women’s heart health. Did you know Australian women are three times as likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer? So, why are women’s hearts more at risk, and what can you do to improve your heart health?

Time: 2:40pm (20 minutes duration)
Venue: Lecture theatre G3

Revolutionising hospital care for our elderly patients

Dr Bhaskar Mandal, Head of Geriatric Medicine
In what will be a game changer for frail and elderly patients, Fiona Stanley Hospital is taking a new approach to treatment and care for these vulnerable patients. The Head of Geriatric Medicine, Dr Bhaskar Mandal will explain why moving through the hospital and back home quickly is vital to improve outcomes for older people.

Time: 3:05pm (15 minutes duration)
Venue: Lecture theatre G3

When disaster strikes…how we respond to emergency

Rob Stewart, Disaster Preparedness Manager
From power failures to major incidents, how does a large hospital cope when things go wrong? Our Disaster Preparedness Manager, Rob Stewart will bring his decades of knowledge about preparing for the worst to give you an insight into how Fiona Stanley Hospital deals with emergency situations.

Time 3:20pm (10 minutes duration)
Venue: Lecture theatre G3

Pills, spills and thrills…a day in the life of a hospital pharmacist

Adam Hort, Senior Pharmacist
The working day of a hospital pharmacist is rarely dull! Our pharmacists are an integral part of teams across the hospital and do much more than just hand out medications. Senior pharmacist Adam Hort will share his passion for his work in the Coronary Care Unit and improving the experience for our Aboriginal patients.

Time: 3.35pm (10 minutes duration)
Venue: Lecture theatre G3

All in a day’s play…using technology to treat kids

Jain Sebastian, Clinical Nurse Specialist
From electronic health screening to the use of virtual reality goggles, technology is increasingly part of the diagnosis and treatment tools used in the care of kids. Find out more about the many aspects of our paediatric service and how we are using technology to help kids cope with treatment and involve them in their own care.

Time: 3:50pm (15 minutes duration)
Venue: Lecture theatre G3