Joondalup Health Campus
Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is the largest health care facility in Perth’s northern suburbs, with 716 licensed beds and bays and a comprehensive range of acute and non-acute services including emergency, intensive care, maternity, paediatrics, neonatal care, cancer, surgical, aged care, rehabilitation and mental health services. It also provides several several state-wide services, including peritonectomy and bariatrics.
Treating both public and private patients, the campus provides specialist services for the entire family from pregnancy to birth through to old age and comprises a standalone private hospital and a co-located hospital that provides public patient services via a longstanding contract arrangement with the State Government.
JHC has one of the busiest emergency departments in Australia, with around 100,000 presentations a year, including paediatrics. It also admits close to 75,000 patients a year, both emergency and elective, delivers around 4,000 babies and performs more than 30,000 operations and procedures.
The campus features a modern theatre suite with 12 operating theatres including four state-of-the-art iSuites with video and touch screen technology; a 16-cot level 2b Neonatal Nursery; Coronary Catheter Lab; dedicated Day Procedure Unit; and a purpose built Mental Health Unit which includes secure accommodation. A new children’s ward opened in 2016 and the hospital is now planning to undertake a major expansion that will see an additional 90 public beds, extra ED capacity, eight new operating theatres and the development of a Stroke Unit. It will also increase visitor and staff parking.
The culture at Joondalup Health Campus is positive with the majority of staff saying they would recommend the hospital as a place to work according to the 2016 Ramsay Engagement Survey. Junior doctors have also rated the hospital an A or A+ for morale and culture three years running in the Australian Medical Association (WA) Doctors-in-Training Annual Hospital Health Check.