King Edward Memorial Hospital

King Edward Memorial Hospital (external site) is a tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital that delivers first-class health care to women and infants in Western Australia.

KEMH joined other women’s-based health services in 2006 to form the Women and Newborn Health Service, which is a part of the larger North Metropolitan Health Service.

With dedicated staff providing contemporary evidence-based care, KEMH is the State's only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital. Having treated its first patients in 1916, today more than 6000 births take place at the hospital every year. KEMH is WA's only major referral centre for high-risk pregnancies and has a state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery designed to care for premature and sick infants.

KEMH also cares for approximately 5000 women with gynaecological conditions each year, ranging from urological and cancer related problems to sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive disorders.

Last Updated: 13/01/2021