Rockingham General Hospital

Summary

Rockingham General Hospital
Rockingham General Hospital, July 2019 01.jpg
The front view of Rockingham General Hospital
Geography
LocationRockingham, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates32°17′30″S 115°46′15″E / 32.29163°S 115.77077°E / -32.29163; 115.77077Coordinates: 32°17′30″S 115°46′15″E / 32.29163°S 115.77077°E / -32.29163; 115.77077
Services
Beds229
Links
Websiterkpg.health.wa.gov.au
ListsHospitals in Australia

Rockingham General Hospital is a public hospital in Rockingham, Western Australia, in the south west of the Perth Metropolitan Region.[1] The 18-hectare (44-acre)[1] hospital was originally known as Rockingham Kwinana District Hospital, but was renamed in 2008 during a major redevelopment.[2] The 229-bed hospital has an emergency department, operating theatres, and medical, surgical and paediatric wards. There are also aged care rehabilitation, intensive care, mental health, chemotherapy, and obstetrics units.[1]

History

A 64-bed hospital was proposed for the Kwinana and Rockingham areas in 1954, following population growth due to the development of the Kwinana Refinery.[3]

A major redevelopment to upgrade the district hospital to a larger general hospital began in June 2007.[2] The first phase was the construction of a new building, completed in October 2008; the second phase involved renovating the existing building.[2] A significant portion of the second phase was completed by September 2009,[4] and the project was completed in September 2010 with the opening of new chemotherapy and maternity units.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Rockingham General Hospital". Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia. Department of Health, Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Phase 1 of Rockingham Hospital redevelopment opens". Ministerial Media Statements. Government of Western Australia. 9 October 2008. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Industries Bring Progress To Rockingham". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 13 February 1954. p. 7. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ "More beds, double operating theatre capacity for Rockingham Hospital". Ministerial Media Statements. Government of Western Australia. 9 September 2009. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  5. ^ "New health facilities opened at Rockingham". Ministerial Media Statements. Government of Western Australia. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Rockingham General Hospital". www.hamessharley.com.au. Retrieved 30 September 2020.