St John of God Murdoch Hospital

St John of God Murdoch Hospital is a 511-bed private non-profit hospital located in the southern suburbs of Perth in Western Australia, immediately adjacent to the public Fiona Stanley Hospital campus.[1] The distance between the entrances to the emergency departments of these two hospitals is approximately 390 m (427 yd).

St John of God Murdoch Hospital
St John of God Health Care
Front entrance to emergency department of St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Murdoch
St John of God Murdoch Hospital is located in Murdoch, Western Australia immediately adjacent to the Fiona Stanley Hospital campus, between Murdoch University and the Kwinana Freeway.
LocationMurdoch, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates32°04′04″S 115°50′41″E
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeGeneral
Religious affiliationCatholic
Affiliated universityThe University of Western Australia, Challenger Institute of Technology, Edith Cowan University, University of Notre Dame
PatronSaint John of God
Emergency department24-hour

Established in 1994, the hospital services the southern suburbs of Perth in Western Australia. It provides comprehensive hospital services for more than 50,000 patients each year, with the emergency department.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital is a division of St John of God Health Care, a leading Catholic not-for-profit health care group, serving communities with hospitals, home nursing, and social outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.[2]


St John of God Murdoch Hospital has 511 inpatient beds, a 24-hour emergency department, 16 operating theatres, five endoscopy suites, two angiography suites, birth suite, maternity ward, hydrotherapy pool, medical library and education centre.[3]


Services provided by St John of God Murdoch Hospital include the following:

  • a 24-hour Emergency Department
  • medical and surgical services
  • paediatrics
  • maternity
  • palliative care
  • critical and coronary care
  • cancer treatment[4]

St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice

Located on the grounds of St John of God Murdoch Hospital, the purpose-built, 20-bed Murdoch Community Hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients in Perth’s southern suburbs. Funding for the $5m Murdoch Community Hospice was raised by the St John of God Foundation.[5]


St John of God Murdoch Hospital has affiliations with a number of teaching institutions, including The University of Western Australia,[6] Challenger Institute of Technology,[7] Edith Cowan University[8] and the University of Notre Dame.[9]


In 2014, the hospital finished the first stage of a $200+ million redevelopment project, which included adding 174 beds, eight new theatres, a cancer centre including 20-place chemotherapy unit, multi-storey medical centre, 30-place endoscopy unit, pathology laboratory, birthing suite and 450 new parking bays.[10]

Stage two of the redevelopment included a new Chapel and refurbished main entrance and foyer. The hospital’s north wing wards are also being refurbished.[11]

Social outreach

St John of God Raphael Services in Fremantle and Cockburn provides perinatal infant mental health care and undertakes research. Staffed by mental health clinicians, Raphael Services provide free support for parents and families affected by anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. The services also provide counselling and support for parents undergoing prenatal testing or who have experienced pregnancy loss.[12]

St John of God Health Care also delivers community mental health support in Murdoch through its Social Outreach services.

Murdoch Community Mental Health provides specialised care to the local community and offers holistic, professional and compassionate care tailored to individual needs.[13]

See also


  1. "St John of God Annual Report 2017 -2018 page 48" (PDF). Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. "Facilities". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. St John of God Murdoch Hospital, "About Us". Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  4. "About". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. St John of God Health Care (2010), "Pomegranate", pp.1. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  6. Kulunga Research Network, "St John of God Health Care Collaboration". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  7. Challenger Institute of Technology (2009), "Deb transforms herself into a professional carer". Press release. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  8. Edith Cowan University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, "Partner Hospitals". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  9. University of Notre Dame, "Graduate Diploma in Perioperative Nursing", pp.1. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  10. "The Record » St John of God Murdoch opens south wing and cancer centre". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  11. "Redevelopment". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  12. "More families able to access St John of God Raphael Services perinatal illness help | Community News Group". Community News Group. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  13. "Reaching out for good mental health". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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