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St John of God Midland Public & Private Hospitals


  • During the year, there were 37,813 separations, 111,989 total patient days, 1,886 deliveries, 66,710 Emergency Department attendances and 111,281 outpatient visits.
  • The Lions Eye Institute Midland Eye Service was established to assist Aboriginal people with eye care. Social Outreach funding provided an Optical Coherence Tomography Unit to facilitate early assessment of eye conditions.
  • The hospitals received full accreditation by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards against all 10 National Standards. Of the 256 criteria, 250 were satisfactorily ‘met’ and six assessed as ‘met with merit’.
  • The hospitals also received full accreditation against all Mental Health Standards.
  • Ranked at the 82nd percentile for all public facilities in Australia and at the 99th percentile for all public hospitals (with more than 300 beds) for inpatient satisfaction in the annual Press Ganey Survey of patients from hospitals in the same peer group.
  • Successfully completed Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia accreditation of intern and resident medical officer training positions.
  • Successfully completed 19 external audits directed by East Metropolitan Health Service of clinical and non-clinical services.
  • Received new/renewed College accreditation for training registrars in emergency, anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and orthopaedic surgery departments.
  • Twenty three new research projects were approved.
  • Completed a Gateway Review of the Midland project by the WA Department of Health.


  • The hospitals’ first birthday celebrations on 24 November 2016 included activities across the facilities and was attended by special guest Avi Patel, the first baby born at St John of God Midland Public Hospital. As part of the celebrations, an exhibition by local photographer Frances Andrijich captured A Year of Going Beyond Together images.
  • CEO, Dr Glen Power elected to the Swan Chamber of Commerce Board in October 2016.
  • Midwifery Manager, Julie Rakic was an Excellence in Midwifery finalist at the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
  • Dr Christine Clinch appointed Director of Aboriginal Health.
  • Dr Tim Bates appointed Director of Postgraduate Medical Education.
  • Dr Allan Pelkowitz appointed Member, Clinical Commissioning Committee WAPHA; Board Member, Perth Tissue and Bone Bank and Member, WA Medical Education, Training Accreditation and Recruitment Committee.
  • CSSD Manager, Leanne Spencer appointed a Member of the Federal Sterilising Research Advisory Councils of Australia.
  • Perioperative Manager, Grace Loh appointed a Director of the Australian Confederation of Operating Room Nurses.
  • Paediatrician Dr James Fitzpatrick named 2017 Western Australian of the Year (Professions Award) for the development of child health services.
  • CEO St John of God Geraldton Hospital, Paul Dyer appointed CEO of the St John of God Midland Private Hospital from August 2017.
  • Stroke physiotherapist Ted Yeung was the first recipient of the Swan Valley Rotary Stroke Scholarship.


  • CEO, Dr Glen Power gave presentations to local community groups and service organisations, including the Kalamunda National Seniors meeting in September 2016, Carer’s WA forum in East Perth in February 2017 and the Swan Stroke Support Group in March 2017. He also launched My Stroke Journey with the National Stroke Foundation in June 2017. He and Peadatric Head of Department, Dr Preggie Nair also joined young trainees from Katt Koort n Hoops on the basketball court. The program encourages good health and wellbeing in children.
  • Moort Boodjari Mia, an Aboriginal maternity support program that assists Aboriginal women who are expecting a baby, now based at Midland Public Hospital.
  • Children undergoing surgery at Midland Public and Private Hospitals can now take a behind-the-scenes tour and receive a surgical doll, theatre hat and mask to help familiarise them with their procedure.
  • Weekly piano performances held in the public hospital foyer for patients, caregivers and visitors. This has been possible through a generous donation of a Steinway piano to St John of God Health Care from Musica Viva through the Act-Belong-Commit New Life Instrument program sponsored by Healthway.
  • Caregivers and young patients at the hospital receive thank you and get well cards from Years 2/3 at Pickering Brook Primary School.
  • Inaugurated Just Because Day – a day of mirth and merriment to thank caregivers for their hard work during the winter illness peak.
  • Works of art donated by local artist Phillip Brajkovich, featuring local wildflowers incorporated in canvas to create a 3-D effect.
  • Nine local community groups awarded Community Wellbeing Grants, providing a total of $20,000 for local initiatives, including football jumpers for the Midvale Junior Football Club and resources for Chidlow Community Garden and Bassendean Primary School.
  • Executive participated in an Aboriginal Cultural Awareness formation day, including a presentation by Noongar Elder, Dr Noel Nannup.
  • Celebrations were held in the Chemotherapy Unit for Daffodil Day.
  • Community Support Leave was provided to ICU doctor Dr Stuart Paterson, who volunteered at the Life Cycle for CanTeen bicycle race supporting young people with cancer.
  • Hosted National Reconciliation Week events, including a smoking ceremony, a Courageous Conversations session presented by Reconciliation WA and provision of a stall at the Reconciliation WA event in East Perth.
  • Hosted events on Close the Gap Day and unveiled a special felt work of art depositing a serpent making its way from the Darling Range to a water hole – which was created by mental health patients and caregivers.
  • Social Work department established a relationship with St Vinnies in Midland to assist mental health patients in need of discharge accommodation support.
  • Multidisciplinary child development assessments were provided to 20 local children with complex neuro-developmental conditions through a partnership with Patches Paediatrics, to help alleviate wait times for these services.
  • Activities were held across the hospital for Stroke Week to raise awareness about the signs of stroke.

Year ahead

  • Commence planning of the new St John of God Midland Private Hospital
  • Implement the Sustainability Program
  • Expand services in medical oncology including haematology, sleep and respiratory physician services and appointment of a Head of Service.
  • Prepare for 10% projected growth in Emergency Department presentations to 74,000.


  • The hospitals’ building partner, Brookfield Multiplex, won the best health/aged care building award at the Mater Builders Western Australian Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards for their work on the hospitals.

Established: 2015

Location: 1 Clayton Street, Midland

Chief Executive Officer: Dr Glen Power

Medical Advisory Chair: Dr Amanda Boudville

Beds: 307 public beds and 60 private beds

Staff: 1884

Theatres and procedure rooms: Nine theatres and three procedure rooms.

Accredited doctors: 31 public and 62 private

Employed and credentialed doctors: 145 public and 37 private

Employed doctors: 119 public and 47 private


Public: General medicine and subspecialties, general surgery and specialties, Aboriginal health, allied health, chemotherapy, coronary care, day surgery, emergency, intensive care, mental health, obstetrics, oncology, paediatrics and rehabilitation. 

Private: Medicine, surgery and day surgery, endoscopy, geriatric medicine.

St John of God Midland Public & Private Hospitals