The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals and is internationally recognised as a leading centre of paediatric treatment, teaching and research. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.
With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of close to 4,000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.
We are the designated statewide major trauma centre for paediatrics in Victoria and a Nationally Funded Centre for cardiac and liver transplantation.
When it comes to training and research we partner with the very best. Our campus partners the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Melbourne are on site with the hospital in Parkville.
Established in 1870 and located on our present site at Parkville in Melbourne, Australia since 1963, we are now entering a very exciting time in our history, with the Victorian Government building a brand new hospital right next door to our current site in Parkville.
When it opens in late 2011, the new Royal Children's Hospital will provide wonderful, world class facilities for patients, families and staff.
In 2008-09 RCH treated more than 34,779 inpatients, 228,843 outpatient occasions of service, 7,740 children from the waiting list underwent surgery and 67,295 children presented at our emergency department.