Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Our History

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) was established in June 1996 when the Western Australian Government appointed Health Care of Australia to operate the existing Wanneroo Hospital and transform it into a modern health care facility.

The original Wanneroo Hospital opened in August 1980 with 85 beds.

More than three decades on, the hospital has now evolved into the major sub-tertiary health care facility Joondalup Health Campus is today.

The most recently completed redevelopment at JHC has delivered extensive facilities and services for public and private patients. These include:

  • New and expanded Emergency Department
  • Wanneroo Wing (L Block) with 85 additional beds
  • Expanded Special Care Nursery
  • 12 new operating theatres
  • Cardiovascular catheter laboratory
  • Expanded Critical Care Unit
  • New Specialist Medical Centre
  • New Antenatal Clinic and After Hours GP Clinic

Joondalup Health Campus is managed by Ramsay Health Care – Australia’s largest and most respected private hospital operator. In Western Australia, Ramsay Health Care also operates Hollywood Private Hospital, Attadale Private Hospital, Glengarry Private Hospital and Peel Health Campus. Ramsay Health Care has also undergone a global expansion, with health care facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Ramsay Health Care holds a 20-year contract to provide a range of services to public patients at Joondalup Health Campus. This contract, which is managed by the WA Department of Health’s North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), specifies an annual maximum operating budget for required levels of activity and the services to be provided to public patients.

The new 145-bed Joondalup Private Hospital was also opened in March 2013 as part of our recent redevelopment. The first new private hospital to open in the northern suburbs in over 30 years, Joondalup Private Hospital offers an extensive range of inpatient services including obstetrics, surgery, rehabilitation, medical and acute age care across five levels.

At Joondalup Health Campus, we are proud of our history and look forward to continuing to grow with our community to provide excellent health care.

Wanneroo Hospital 1980 - photo courtesy of Picture Joondalup

Photo courtesy of Picture Joondalup