The Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) is one of Australia’s leading teaching tertiary hospitals for adults. The Hospital has over 600 beds and employs approximately 5,000 staff who treat over 420,000 patients every year. Located opposite Kings Park at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, it is only 4km from Perth city centre, 1km from the Swan River and 5km from the Indian Ocean.

Surgical services apart from Plastic Surgery include Urology, Cardiothoracics, General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Breast Surgery, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Opthalmology and ENT. The hospital houses the state referral centre for Neurosurgery and Sarcoma. The majority of major trauma are referred to Royal Perth Hospital and Burns to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The recently completed Perth Children’s Hospital located adjacent to the QEII site provides the fellow a great opportunity to experience tertiary level paediatric plastic surgery where time permits.

The Hospital has strong links with all the major universities in WA. It is a teaching hospital for medical graduates from the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia. SCGH has an international reputation for ground-breaking medical research and is home to Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005 for his groundbreaking work discovering H. pylori. It is the first hospital in Western Australia to be awarded Magnet status, an international accreditation for delivering excellence in nursing and patient care. Other Magnet Hospitals include world-renowned medical facilities such as Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.