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Mount Hospital is well known as one of the leading private hospitals in Perth.

We are a 224 bed acute private hospital centrally located at the foot of the beautiful Kings Park on Mounts Bay Road.

Our hospital is well known for our provision of a broad range of surgical and medical care.

Mount Hospital is part of Healthscope and shares a commitment to the provision of quality healthcare.

  • Claire Byers, General Manager
  • Russell Cockburn, Director of Nursing
  • Ross Cooper, Finance Manager
  • Annie Pathak, Director of Operations
  • Raelee Denniston, Business Developement & Clinical Projects

Mount Hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) comprises a group of visiting medical officers who represent the specialties at the hospital.

The MAC meets every quarter and works together to with the General Manager and the Director of Nursing to ensure the clinical standards of the Hospital are upheld.

· Mr Paul Taylor (Chairperson), Orthopaedic Surgeon (spinal)
· Mr Sanjay Sharma (Deputy Chairperson), Cardiothoracic Surgeon

· Dr Rajesh Kanna, Cardiologist
· Mr Michael Kern, Neurosurgeon
· Dr Wei-Sen Lam, Medical Oncologist
· Mr Deepak Mehrotra, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
· Mr Paul Quinn, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
· Dr Stephen Same, Anaesthetist
· Mr Ian Skinner, Orthopaedic Surgeon
· Mr Brendan Stanley, Vascular Surgeon
· Dr Angus Thompson, Cardiologist
· Dr Jacqui Thomson, Radiologist
· Dr Simon Zidar, Anaesthetist

· Dr Greg McGrath (Medical Director)
· Dr Larry Liew (Director of Rehabilitation)
· Prof David Playford (Professor of Cardiology)

News at Mount Hospital

WA’s biggest privately run cardiac unit will be expanded as part of a $15 million redevelopment of the Mount Hospital.

It is expected to make it one of the busiest heart units in the country and includes a new advanced theatre to do valve replacements.

The expansion comes after the appointment of health executive Claire Byers as general manager of the Healthscope-operated hospital.

She said stage one of the hospital’s redevelopment would focus on the cardiac unit, which was already one of the busiest and most respected in Australia.

The work will include a third cardiac catheter laboratory and a state-of-the-art hybrid operating theatre which will be used for vascular and structural heart services, including the new transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVI, program.

The minimally invasive surgical procedure allows doctors to repair a damaged valve by implanting a new valve using a catheter.

Mount was the first private hospital in WA to introduce TAVI and be accredited to perform the life-saving treatment on patients considered at high risk for open-heart surgery.

It was one of the first initiatives introduced by Ms Byers when she took over the role of acting general manager in June last year, before officially being appointed to the role in August.

She initially joined the hospital as director of nursing in February. “The additional cath lab and new hybrid operating theatre will be invaluable additions to our renowned cardiac service and will contribute to the continued growth of the Mount,” Ms Byers said.

“We are progressing plans with the WA Department of Health and are in discussions with all our key stakeholders, including doctors and staff, to pave the way for construction to begin in April.”

She said the redevelopment was part of wider plan to make Mount Hospital, which has 224 beds and more than 650 staff, a leading medical hub.

Ms Byers said it would allow the hospital to expand other key specialties. The stage one redevelopment will also include an upgrade to the day surgery unit.

Media Release

13 February 2017

For more than 30 years Mount Hospital has been providing a leading private cardiac service to the people of Western Australia which in 2016 performed a record 701 heart surgeries, making it one of the busiest units in the country.

In 2015 the hospital performed approximately 600 heart surgeries, so there was an increase of over 15% in 2016.

Carl Yuile, General Manager of Mount Hospital explains, we are well known in the community for the high quality of our cardiac service. The rise in the number of surgeries is a testament to the calibre of the team here. Patients seek out our surgeons and our hospital because they know that the level of care here is exceptional.

In 1987 the Hospital was the first private hospital in Western Australia to perform a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. It was also the first private hospital to perform minimally invasive cardiac procedures and the first to offer a priority admission service for chest and respiratory pain.

Fundamental in shaping of the hospital’s cardiac service are the specialised anaesthetists like Dr Stephen Same and Dr Mark Schneider both of whom have been part of the service from the beginning.

‘We have a highly skilled and experienced team including cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists, perfusionists and nursing staff both in the operating theatre and on the wards’ said Dr Same.

Mount Hospital has 9 cardiothoracic surgeons.

‘The ICU specialists and anaesthetists have developed a 30-year long strong working relationship of helping each other out which adds to team work, camaraderie and positive patient outcomes,” said Dr Schneider.

Mount Hospital opened two new state of the art dedicated cardiac theatres in 2015 and is backed by the only private Level 3 ICU in the state. The cardiac service is also supported by a 24 hour Chest and Respiratory pain service, two angiography suites, onsite medical officers, a dedicated cardiac ward and a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Image available for reproduction: Specialist Cardiac Anaesthetists, Stephen Same and Mark Schneider outside the Mount Hospital Operating Suite.

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