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St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

Performance snapshot


St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital


St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital


St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital


  • Continued $17 million redevelopment of hospital facilities. Work included refurbishment of the kitchen and of the medical records storage area, and parking and water storage compliance works.
  • The significant lighting improvement program continued.
  • Specialist Rehabilitation Service expanded from 41 to 51 beds. The service continues to run at near 100% capacity since this expansion.
  • Additional caregivers recruited to provide care for this extended service including a clinical nurse specialist with extensive rehabilitation experience.
  • Antenatal classes restructured to cater to first-time parents and parents wanting a refresher course.
    Introduced a breastfeeding workshop.
  • Expanded oncology-related breast surgery services.
  • A 24/7 on-call physician role established for rapid assessment, admission and treatment for general and acute medical care.
  • Accreditation achieved against Australian Council on Healthcare Standards EQuIP5 and 10 National Standards.
  • New facilities and technologies/equipment – Smith and Nephew Orthopaedic stacks, Alma laser liposuction machine, new CSD sterilising unit.
  • Participated in the National Hand Hygiene Audit Program with all three audits achieving results greater than the 80% benchmark.


  • Sally Harris appointed Manager, Business Development in January 2017.
  • Dr Erin Horsley appointed Director GP Liaison for Mt Lawley and Subiaco Hospitals in February 2017.
  • Gail Miller appointed Nurse Unit Manager of the Specialist Rehabilitation Service in December 2016.
  • Emma Cook appointed Midwifery Manager in the Family Birthing Unit in November 2016.
  • Anna Sanasi appointed Nurse Unit Manager for Pre Admission Clinic and Day Surgery Unit, in addition to her role as Nurse Unit Manager for the Surgical Floor in March 2017.
  • Tracey Russon appointed Learning and Development Coordinator in June 2017.
  • Frank Loss appointed Occupational Health and Safety Lead Consultant in June 2017.


  • Homeless Healthcare chosen as Mt Lawley Hospital’s Charity of the Year, with caregivers donating socks, blankets and toiletries to the charity.
  • In June 2017, breast cancer survivor and caregiver Kay Michaels led fundraising efforts to support Purple Bra Day.
  • Eight caregivers recognised with the Caregiver Living Values Awards for going beyond their daily duties and reflecting the St John of God Health Care values

Year Ahead

  • Continue with redevelopment program, which will include the introduction of a new nurse call system and significant plant upgrades.
  • Continue to build the reputation of the Specialist Rehabilitation Service as premier rehabilitation service with the introduction of an ambulatory program.
  • Continue to promote maternity services as private maternity hospital of choice by increasing the subscription base for the maternity blog.
  • Continue with specialist and general practitioner engagement and business development strategy, including growth opportunities in regional areas.
  • Continue to develop nurse and midwifery leaders through the RISE program.
  • Complete facility-wide parking review to better meet the needs of patients, visitors and caregivers, including the introduction of a TravelSmart program.

Established: 1937

Location: Thirlmere Road, Mt Lawley

Chief Executive Officer: Ms Chris Hanna

Medical Advisory Chair: Mr Paul McRae

Beds: 205

Staff: 585

Accredited doctors: 484

Theatre and procedure rooms: Eight theatres and two procedure rooms

Services: Bariatric surgery, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, gerontology, medical, obstetrics and gynaecology, oral maxillofacial, older adult mental health, orthopaedics, paediatric surgery, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, urology.

St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital