Fiona Stanley Hospital the first five years

Five Fiona Stanley HOspital staff members each holding a cupcake with a candle on top
Fiona Stanley Hospital is five years old and these five staff who have also chalked up five years helped us to celebrate.
February 3, 2020

This month marks five years since Fiona Stanley Hospital became fully operational.

The anniversary and many achievements in that time were celebrated with a cake and giant card for staff, visitors and patients to sign at an event on the concourse on 3 February.

Since opening,  526 000 inpatients have received care; 14 250 babies have been delivered; surgical teams have performed 120 000 elective procedures and emergency surgeries; and 12 000 patients have been treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

Transplant teams have given 787 people another chance at life by performing 45 heart, 80 lung, 4 heart and lung, 471 bone marrow and 187 kidney transplants.

There have been close to two million outpatient appointments and 13 000 telehealth appointments.

FSH volunteers have given more than 170 400 hours of their time, providing information and assistance to people attending the hospital, including dedicated volunteers in the Emergency Department.

Two additions are achieving great patient outcomes.

The $5 million da Vinci robotic surgical system is ensuring patients are returning to normal activities faster and reducing their length of stay.

The $1.8 million Family Birthing Centre, developed with extensive community consultation and research, is providing an alternative for women seeking a home-like birthing experience but within the safety of a hospital environment. 

In addition, the hospital has become a centre of excellence in training health professionals with 720 junior doctors, 794 graduate nurses (including 39 midwives) beginning their training at FSH and 1 705 allied health students doing clinical placements.

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