Celebrating Shenton Park Campus

June 21, 2014

More than 200 past and present staff, patients and volunteers celebrated the remarkable history of Royal Perth Hospital’s Shenton Park Campus (SPC) on Saturday 21 June.

Alex Smith acting Executive Director Royal Perth Group thanked those who worked tirelessly to organise the event.

 “The event was an opportunity to bring together past and present patients, staff and volunteers to reflect on the many achievements and contributions that they have made over the years,” said Mr Smith. 

“Many people have a strong association with Shenton Park Campus and the day saw lots of laughter and some tears.”

SPC volunteer Molly McKeogh is one of many people who have a strong association with Shenton Park and attended the event.

“I have many fond memories of Shenton Park having worked as a volunteer for more than 22 years,” Molly said.

“The event was a lovely opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues and friends, and reflect on the amazing people that lived and worked at Shenton Park over the years.”

Guest speaker A/Director General of WA Health Professor Bryant Stokes took the audience on a journey during his speech, sharing personal anecdotes about his time as a neurosurgeon at SPC.

Visitors were also treated to an exhibition showcasing the 121-year journey of SPC from its humble beginnings as a tent hospital for patients with infectious diseases, to an internationally renowned rehabilitation facility.

“Although it is interesting to look back and reflect on the past, it is also important to look forward to the future,” said Mr Smith.  

Shenton Park Campus will close on 4 October 2014 and the rehabilitation services will move to the State rehabilitation centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital.