3rd fact

There were 452 new cases of gynaecologic cancers in WA in 2010 and this is projected to rise to 517 new cases by 2015.

King Edward Memorial Hospital Centenary

Please note: Sale of KEMH Mum's Honour Wall items for the 17 November launch event have ended. All Honour Wall purchases (not including digital wall) made after 23 October 2016 will be posted onto the wall in subsequent phases of construction at a date to be advised. Thank you to all those that have supported the project so far.

Officially opened on 6 July 1916, following campaigning by prominent West Australian women including  Edith Cowan, Mary Molloy [the wife of the Lord Mayor] and Deborah Hackett, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has been providing hospital based, community and rural medical services for women, infants and families for  almost 100 years.

It holds a special place in the hearts of Western Australians, and is the birthplace of many.

KEMH is unique. Within Western Australia it is the only single hospital providing a diverse range of health and medical services, along with teaching and support services that are particularly aimed at improving the health of women and newborn babies. Moreover, the hospital serves Australia's largest State, covering 2.5 million km2.

Today, KEMH is part of the Women and Newborn Health Service and remains as the states only tertiary referral centre for complex obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal conditions.

Help us celebrate this remarkable milestone by making a contribution to some of the events and initiatives we have planned including a special edition Centenary book, a Centenary Wall honouring King Eddy's mums and babies, our gala ball (tickets now available), open day and more!

Keep checking back for regular updates and upcoming community events.



KEMH Mum's Honour Wall
Centenary Gala Ball
Posh Frocks for Prems
Walking Tours
KEMH Centenary Book