When victims of crime sustain physical injury, an important first step is to ensure that those injuries are treated. Delaying or avoiding proper medical treatment will often prolong or complicate recovery from the incident. It is difficult to address other issues and problems associated with the victimisation if appropriate medical care isn’t provided in the first instance.
A record of your medical treatment can also be useful in any prosecution of your case and to support an application for criminal injuries compensation.
This section deals with the medical services available to help victims. The links provide more detailed information on each of the services.
The Department of the Attorney General's Directory of Services for Victims of Crime is designed to give victims quick and easy reference to the range of support services, including medical care, available to them through the many Government and professional non-government agencies throughout Western Australia.
The directory will be periodically updated as details change and further services are added.
For full information on hospitals and health services (metropolitan and regional) not listed below go to the Department of Health's website.
Health Direct (24hr health advice line)
Freecall: 1800 022 222
Royal Perth Hospital - provides a full range of emergency services for adults (except obstetrics)
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - one of the country's largest public teaching hospitals, caring for patients who are referred from throughout Western Australia, interstate and overseas for specialist treatment
Women's and Children's Health Service - comprises the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Bethesda Hospital Inc - an acute-care surgical and medical hospital managed by the Churches of Christ
Fremantle Hospital and Health Service - services administered from FHHS include Kaleeya Hospital (East Fremantle), the Rottnest Island Nursing Post, and Woodside Hospital
Mercy Hospital Mount Lawley - a not-for-profit private hospital
Ramsay Health Care - private hospital group operating Attadale Private Hospital, Coastal Private Hospital, Glengarry Private Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus
Last updated: 18-Feb-2013
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