The Royal Children's Hospital
Medical Services - Parkville, VIC
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has been giving remarkable care for Victoria's children and their families for more than 140 years.
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria's children and their families for over 140 years.
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 state-wide 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 Department of Paediatrics, along with the RCH Foundation, are on site with the hospital in Parkville. Together, we are committed to improving the health outcomes for children today and in the future.
In 2012–13, more than 77,695 children attended our Emergency Department, 241,822 specialist clinic appointments were held, 11,833 surgeries were performed and more than 36,242 children stayed overnight at the RCH.
The RCH is a key member of the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network, working to implement the Department of Health Strategic Framework for Paediatric Health Services in Victoria (2009).
The RCH actively contributes to the implementation of Victoria's Cancer Action Plan 2008–11 through membership of the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Victorian CCC).
The RCH has always held a special place in the hearts of all Victorians and in 2010, as testament to our leadership and advocacy role, the RCH was awarded the prestigious Committee for Melbourne 2010 Melbourne Achiever Award, for outstanding contributions to the Melbourne community. Our volunteers were awarded both individual and team awards at this year's Minister for Health Volunteer Awards and the team that successfully separated conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna was recognised with the prestigious RSL ANZAC of the Year Award.