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The new Royal Children's Hospital opened in late 2011.
See inside the hospital's Main Street, inpatient wards and research and teaching spaces in brand new virtual tours.
Our campus partners, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics are located onsite in Parkville - together we are the Melbourne Children's.
The Royal Children's Hospital
Early Learning Centre is registered for 120 equivalent full time children between 6 weeks and 5 years of age. Child care places are allocated to the Royal Children's Hospital staff, whilst our Kindergarten is open to the wider community. We are a fully accredited centre, utilising Hospital and Community resources within the City of Melbourne.
Parent rooms are located off Main Street on the ground floor, on the entry to each Ward on the floors of the IPU, in the RCH Early Learning Centre and in the family precinct on the ground floor. Breast pumps are available within these facilities.
Food and retail outlets include a cafeteria, bakery and coffee outlet, gelato bar, 'grab and go' cafe, sandwich bar, sushi and Asian food, McDonald's, a convenience store, retail pharmacy and gift shop. They are all located on the Ground floor (Beach), in (or just off) Main Street. Trading hours vary, but many operate from 6:30AM to 10:00PM every day. Myki Top Up is available at the Chemist in Main Street on Ground floor (Beach) of the hospital.
The car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The car park is managed by Wilson Parking on behalf of Spotless for RCH.
Salary deducted parking: RCH staff can apply for permanent parking which is salary deducted. Staff will need to complete a
Car Park Application form.
Please Note: There is a waiting list for Salary Deducted parking spots. An authorised application form does not necessarily mean the parking spot is immediately provided. For further information regarding car parking please refer to the
Car Parking - RCH Staff Permit Policy and Procedure.
The bicycle storage facility is located on the Lower Ground level and has unique access via Flemington Road. The bicycle storage facility can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days per week including public holidays.
A key component of our service delivery is the ongoing education of our staff. The RCH have dedicated departments each facilitating development in their core professions including Nursing, Medical and Allied Health.
In addition to professional development and organisational wide competencies, RCH host (literally) hundreds of lectures and seminars that all staff are invited to attend.
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is committed to providing best practice holistic care which includes the benefits of the creative arts to health and well being.
We know that by integrating the creative arts into healthcare we can reduce stress experienced by patients, families and staff; improve clinical outcomes; contribute towards improvements in staff job satisfaction and well being; enhance the quality of service provision and significantly improve the hospital experience for everyone.
The health and wellbeing program is designed to build and strengthen the RCH Community. The program is focused on three key themes, these include; Physical Health & Wellbeing - Emotional Health & Wellbeing - Healthy Lifestyles.
As an employee of the RCH, you are entitled to numerous financial benefits across salary packaging, superannuation and financial consulting services.