Armadale Health Service
Armadale Health Service is a general teaching hospital located in the foothills of Perth.
In addition to a variety of clinical areas, Armadale Health Service offers a range of services in mental health including inpatient and community, child and adolescent, adult, older adult, emergency department, liaison and mental health rehabilitation. Staff are supported in gaining experience across the range of services including a number of promotional opportunities.
Armadale Health Service has a strong commitment to providing free or discounted work-related education across the health service and has experience in developing nursing experts. Staff have included past recipients of the inaugural WA Bali Disaster Fellowship, the Rotary Professional Excellence award, the Dorothy McCarthy Award from Notre Dame University (chosen by students for the best mentor in that year) and finalists in the 2008 WA Nurse of the Year.
Armadale Health Service is approximately 18 hectares in size and has 277 beds. There are 1079 employees, 526 of whom are nurses. The general hospital has future growth planned between 2010 and 2015 which will see the number of beds increase to approximately 340. It is 35–45 minutes drive from the Perth central business district (CBD) and is easily accessible by public transport.
Armadale Health Service offers a supportive graduate program in conjunction with Notre Dame University. Graduates who complete this program will receive the nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, with all university fees paid by the health service. This comprehensive program provides the graduate with an exciting and rewarding experience as they make the transition from student to registered nurse. Entry into this program may also offer the graduate clinical rotations into speciality areas such as the Emergency Department, Dialysis Unit, Paediatrics or Mental Health Unit.
- Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program (PDF 1.10MB)
- Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program (PDF 247KB)
- Registered Nurse Graduate Program (PDF293KB)
- Midwife Graduate Program (PDF298KB)
- Graduate Advancement Program Critical Care Specialisation Program (PDF 296KB)
- Armadale Health Service participates in the State-wide Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program.
For more information on graduate programs phone (08) 9391 2071.
Facilities available to nurses and midwives
- Social club offering member discounts
- Meditation classes
- Employee assistance program – free confidential counselling service for employees and families
- Free on site car parking