About WA Health
WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. With over 2.5 million square kilometres to cover it is the largest area in the world covered by a single health authority.
WA Health employs 43,000 dedicated staff who ensure the well-being of the State’s ever-increasing population throughout metropolitan, regional and remote, areas of the State.
This is undeniably a huge task. In the 2014-15 financial year, there were more than a million emergency department visits, over 81,000 elective surgery cases, 157,000 school dental examinations and almost 35,000 babies delivered.
Our vision is to provide healthier, longer and better quality lives for all Western Australians regardless of location or circumstance. We work to improve, promote and protect the health of Western Australians by:
- caring for individuals and the community
- caring for those who need it most
- making the best use of funds and resources
- supporting our team.
To provide high quality services across our vast state the administration of WA Health has been divided in 5 key areas:
- Department of Health
- Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)
- North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS)
- South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS)
- WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
WA Health acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the many traditional lands and language groups of Western Australia.