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St John of God Bunbury Hospital

Performance snapshot


St John of God Bunbury Hospital


St John of God Bunbury Hospital


St John of God Bunbury Hospital


  • Introduced renal dialysis treatment management system, enabling patients to transfer clinical and treatment data through their own personal smart card when treated at our hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.
  • Commenced one of three WA regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator positions.
  • Commenced Methamphetamine Nurse position working in the public hospital Emergency Department.
  • Commence a Hepatitis C Community Nurse position to support general practitioners, specialists and the patients and their families.
  • Upgraded the respiratory and sleep studies equipment.
  • Implemented an electronic discharge system to improve communication to patients, referring general practitioners and specialists.
  • Achieved increased uptake of the Australian Government’s electronic health records for cancer, dialysis and cardiac patients and worked closely with general practitioners.
  • Renewed our Arts program with the Bunbury City Council to improve appreciation and awareness of the works of art by patients and visitors.
  • Increased the routine use of telehealth, particularly for regional palliative care patients and general practitioners.


  • Recruited resident orthopaedic surgeon, general surgeon and ophthalmologist to Bunbury.
  • Commenced surgical service registrar position to support our specialist surgeons.
  • Continued 24-hour Hospitalist General Physician Cover to support general physicians and general practitioners.
  • Undertook 1,078 clinical research nurse hours throughout the year and commenced a bariatric research role.
  • Continued participation in the national Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative, gaining recognition as one of the top 10 providers in Australia.
  • Renae Hartmann commenced as Volunteer Coordinator.


  • Raised $250,000 for the South West Cancer and Coronary Care Campaign.
  • Caregivers volunteered for the inaugural Great South West Bed Race, raising $30,000 for the South West Coronary Care and the South West Cancer services. This year the funds were used to purchase a DigniCap® to minimise hair loss during chemotherapy.
  • Supported theatre nurses and doctors providing outreach services in North West Australia and overseas.
  • Donated theatre equipment, pharmaceuticals and consumables to surgical nurses, anaesthetists and surgeons providing services in remote Western Australia and overseas.
  • Commenced a permanent presence in the Cancer Accommodation Centre. A total of 2,678 overnight accommodations for 210 patients and guests were supported by our volunteers at the South West Cancer Accommodation Centre, with 136 new bookings over the year.
  • Provided 35,710 kms travel for South West residents to travel from home to Bunbury for cancer services.

Year ahead

  • Expand the cardiac and intervention services provided by the hospital to include cardiac pacemaker services.
  • Commence a limited emergency cardiac angiography service.
  • Partner with and support new regional specialists to increase their availability to private patients, and also support regional general practitioners.
  • Transition our Community Drug and Alcohol Service and expand its services to meet the needs of our communities.
  • Advance community awareness of the cancer and cardiac services available in the South West through the Great South West Bed Race.
  • Improve services to support elderly patients and families as they transition from our hospital.
  • Commence a home-based nursing service in obstetrics and orthopaedics to support families and patients after discharge.
  • Work with general practitioners to identify and recruit medical specialists to meet the growing needs of our ageing community in the South West.

Established: 1927

Location: Robertson Dve and Bussell Hwy, Bunbury

Chief Executive Officer: Mr Mark Grime

Medical Advisory Chair: Dr Peter Bairstow

Beds: 145

Staff: 593

Accredited doctors: 338

Theatres and procedure rooms: Five theatres and one cardiac interventional laboratory

Services: Cardiac services, Intervention cardiology, cancer treatment services, renal dialysis unit, elective surgery, general medicine, palliative care, obstetrics, allied health and drug and alcohol services.

St John of God Bunbury Hospital