With a rapidly growing population, effective health and medical research plays a key role in improving health, social and economic outcomes for the people of Western Australia.
Fiona Stanley Hospital forms the nucleus of an integrated health, education and research centre, which includes St John of God Murdoch (external link), Murdoch University (external site), Challenger Institute of Technology Murdoch (external site) and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (external site) located on-site.
Fiona Stanley Hospital works closely with staff and researchers from the universities involved in the delivery of allied health, medical and nursing education and training, with the aim of enhancing and improving future health care delivery for all Western Australians.
If you are interested in participating in research or wish to obtain information about some of the research that is being conducted, you can visit the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (external site).
Education and training
Fiona Stanley Hospital includes a dedicated education facility which offers a broad range of education and training programs to students and staff across all health disciplines.
Comprised of four collaborative units delivering inter-professional education and training services to allied health, medical, nursing and non-clinical staff, the three-floor education and training facility is located next to the main hospital and linked via a walkway. It includes:
- a 348-seat tiered lecture theatre
- two small, 80-seat tiered lecture theatres
- seminar and meeting rooms with audiovisual and teleconferencing capabilities
- a clinical skills training centre including a demonstration ward, a simulation suite and six clinical skills training rooms
- a resource centre.
Staff at Fiona Stanley Hospital has access state-of-the-art telehealth facilities which is used for teaching and research, as well as providing information and advice to patients who are not at the hospital, including those in rural and remote areas.