PCH turns one

First birthday image
June 10, 2019

Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) is celebrating its first birthday today, to mark the one-year anniversary of the final move from Princess Margaret Hospital to our new home at Perth Children's Hospital.

Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook joined PCH patients, staff and volunteers to celebrate this milestone in the PCH Atrium with a circus themed party!

Over the past year, PCH has seen an increase in the provision of services for the most unwell children across Western Australia:

  • More than 29,000 inpatient admissions; an increase of more than 9 per cent over the final 12 months at PMH.
  • Almost 67,000 Emergency Department presentations; an increase of more than 8 per cent over the final 12 months at PMH.
  • The busiest day in the Emergency Department saw 297 presentations in 24 hours, an increase of more than a quarter over the busiest day at PMH ED in the final 12 months at PMH.
  • An increase of more than 43 per cent in the number of magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI)s; with more than 4,600 MRIs performed at PCH.
  • More than 140,000 patient meals served (includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and special meals).

You can take a look at all the celebrations over on our Facebook page, and our new PCH Instagram!