Visiting us

Visiting times

  • 8am to 8pm (two at the bedside at any one time including any children)
  • patients encouraged to rest between 1pm and 3pm
  • Whilst children are allowed to visit it is strongly discouraged where alternatives are possible.

Violence and aggression will not be tolerated. Please be kind to those who are caring for your loved ones – we are all in this together.

Parking and public transport

Parking at and around KEMH

EasyPark logoParking directly outside KEMH on Bagot Road is only 30 minutes. This is useful for drop-offs or quick visits but is not enough time for your appointment.

Two-hour parking is available on some surrounding streets. They are at least a five-minute walk away, so take that into consideration. Parking is recommended in the patient/visitor carpark on Hensman Road or in a City of Subiaco carpark, as your appointment or visit may be longer than the time permitted on the surrounding streets.

Many roadside car bays use online payments via the EasyPark app which can be downloaded on your phone. The ticket machines also take cards and coins.  

There are two ACROD bays in front of the hospital and two in the Hensman Road carpark. See map of disability parking bays, entry points and ramp access (PDF).

Parking contrary to any KEMH or City of Subiaco signs may result in a fine.


Public transport

Daglish (10 minute walk) and Subiaco (15 to 20-minute walk) train stations are the closest to KEMH. Buses also stop in front of the main hospital entrance. Contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit (external site) for information on routes and timetables.


Pedestrians and cyclists

KEMH is located near the shared path running along the Fremantle railway line. See the City of Subiaco TravelSmart Map (PDF) for details of cycle routes or visit Department of Transport (external site) for Perth Bicycle Network maps. Bike racks are located next to Centenary House, near the Op Shop, accessible via Hensman Road.

Hospital map

Map of KEMH and surroundsClick on image for larger image.Map of KEMH

Amenities and facilities

Sacred spaces and meeting places

The Chapel and adjoining Quiet Room are located on the First Floor, A Block (above the main entrance) and are open to all – regardless of belief – for meditation and prayer. Available 24/7. Find out more about our Pastoral Care services.

A Musalla or Salat Room (Muslim Prayer Room) is in the Lower Ground basement passageway, running East / West underneath A Block. From the main entrance, take the lift or stairs to Lower Ground, turn left and proceed some distance. It’s on the left. Available 24/7.

Moort Mandja Mia is an outdoor family gathering place on Hensman Road which acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Noongar (Whadjuk) people and welcomes women and their families to KEMH.

Ngalla Mia is a meeting place for Aboriginal women located on the lower Ground Floor of Agnes Walsh House. Aboriginal women are invited for a cuppa, a yarn and fun activities on Wednesdays from 10am to noon. Contact Janinne on (08) 6458 1123 or (08) 6458 2800.

The King Edward Memorial Hospital Art Collection is featured on the walls in the public areas. The Harry Cohen Gallery (Level 2, A Block) is open daily from 6am to 6pm and features regular exhibitions.


Library and free internet access

The Women and Newborn Health Library is packed with a wide range of books and publications covering wide-ranging subjects about women at all stages of life, including pregnancy, birth, newborns, babies, raising children and menopause. There’s also a small collection of fiction and foreign language books. These are available for borrowing for both patients and the public. Browse books from the collection at KEMH Library (external site).

The library has free WiFi and two computers with free internet access.

Opening hours: 9am to noon and 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday
Location: Ground Floor, main corridor past the café.
Tel: (08) 6458 1100


Public toilets

Public toilets are located along the hospital’s main corridor on the Ground Floor. Male and female toilets are on the same side of the corridor as the WIRF café. The male toilets are closest to the front foyer and the female toilets are between the café and the library. There are no public toilets on the wards.

All areas in the hospital are cleaned regularly. Should you notice an area requiring attention, please notify a staff member.


Crafts and activities

The Activity Coordination Service is available to all inpatients, but particularly those who are long-stay inpatients. This service is valuable for those from rural or remote areas who are removed from their usual environment and support networks.

A two-hour Craft and Activities Group for long-stay patients happens four days a week. For patients who can’t leave their rooms, the Activity Coordinator can set up an activity in their room.


Op Shop

KEMH volunteers run the Op Shop, which is on the lower ground floor behind the cashier’s office. It sells women’s and baby clothes plus blankets, wraps and throws. Money raised is donated to the hospital. Donations can be placed in the bin outside the shop or by calling the Volunteer Coordinator on (08) 6458 1437.

Location: Lower Ground Floor, outside Centenary House, below the café
Opening hours: 9:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday 


Café and gift shop


The café offers a range of hot and cold foods, sandwiches and rolls, snacks, drinks and take-home meals.

Location: Main corridor, Ground Floor

Gift shop

The gift shops sells stuffed toys, flowers, hampers, baby clothes and other suitable gifts. There’s also a small second-hand library for $2 a book.

Download the WIRF app (external site

Opening hours: 7am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday, closed on public holidays.



The Pharmacy is on the Lower Ground Floor, B Block. This is where prescriptions are dispensed. Hours of service for outpatients are 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The pharmacy is available to inpatients and outpatients but only prescriptions written on KEMH prescription stationery can be dispensed at the hospital. Check before leaving the hospital whether prescribed medications are best dispensed at the hospital.

If you are concerned about changes in your medications or think you have been given the wrong medication please talk to your treating nurse or doctor.


Western Australian Medical Museum

Step into the past and see how early medicine and dentistry was done. Displays include an iron lung, an operating theatre, a dental surgery, photographs and instruments. Based in the heritage-listed Harvey House (on the corner of Railway and Barker Roads) it was Perth’s first maternity hospital in 1916.

Hours: 10:30am to 4pm, Wednesdays (except for December and January)
Tel: (08) 6458 1506
Web: (external site)
Entry fee applies – cash only.

KEMH Video Tour

My healthcare rights poster

Your rights and responsibilities when using public hospitals

The Western Australian Public Patients’ Hospital Charter explains your rights and responsibilities when using public hospitals and health centres in WA.

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (external site) describes what patients, or someone they care for, can expect when receiving health care. Read all about your healthcare rights (PDF).

Learn about the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in languages other than English (external site).


Patients accessing mental health services

The Mental Health Act 2014 (external site) provides a number of extra rights for patients receiving psychiatric treatment. For more information contact the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (external site) or phone (08) 6553 3000.

Visiting assistance animals

We recognise the importance of assistance animals in supporting people with disability and welcome them to the hospital. To help both you and your assistance animal while visiting the hospital, read the Visiting Assistance Animals brochure (PDF).

Last Updated: 13/05/2024