Celebrations continue at Shenton Park Campus

August 8, 2014

Celebrations recognising the outstanding 121-year history of Royal Perth Hospital’s Shenton Park Campus continued over the weekend, with more than 180 past and present staff members attending a celebratory ball on Saturday 2 August.

The Pagoda Resort and Spa was abuzz with excitement and joy as guests took a trip down memory lane, celebrating the achievements and memories shared over the years.

South Metropolitan Health Service A/Chief Executive Professor Frank Daly spoke fondly of the legacy of Shenton Park, highlighting the remarkable impact that the hospital has had on rehabilitation services.

“We have a lot to be proud of, and we leave behind a remarkable legacy,” Professor Daly said. “The hard work, dedication and commitment of everyone at Shenton Park has shaped a memorable history of rehabilitation services in Western Australia.”

54 years of voluntary services

On Monday 11 August, past and present Friends of Shenton Park volunteers gathered to celebrate 54 years of voluntary services at the hospital.

SPC Friends Secretary Jenny Carkeek said the Friends of Shenton Park was established in 1960 with the creation of a cheque changing service and that was the start of a 54-year gift of giving.

“As the books of the bookshelves are thinning, and the patients and staff are slowly disappearing, we reflect on a wonderful time of giving - giving friendship and companionship with a smile to those who are suffering,” Jenny said.

Over the years, the Friends have operated a number of services for patients and visitors including the library, tea and coffee, and flower services.

Useful links

  • Information for patients and visitors at SPC