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The Royal Children’s Hospital is a great children’s hospital leading the way. As one of Australia’s biggest and busiest paediatric hospitals we provide specialist care to the sickest and most vulnerable children.
With a passionate and highly skilled team of almost 6,000 staff, we have developed a reputation for delivering outstanding clinical care, research and education that benefit children across the world.
Through RCH Global, we offer specialist care to international patients, giving children and adolescents from all over the world the chance at a healthy life. And we are a hospital-of-choice for International Medical Graduates advancing their careers.
And with our campus partners, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, the impact of our research and education contributes to the wellbeing of children world-wide.
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2019 has been a busy and exciting year at the RCH and we hope you enjoy reading about some of our achievements to date.
Our craniofacial and neurosurgery teams performed incredible lifesaving surgery on two-year old Jack, who was the first case of his type in the world.
The RCH is Australia’s first hospital to be accredited by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society as Stage 7 for its Outpatient EMR Adoption Model, and the latest recipient of the Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award.
This new program is providing a pathway for low-risk oncology patients to be safely cared for in their own home, with support from Hospital in the Home.
Sonja Elia is Victoria’s first Nurse Practitioner in the field of Immunisation. This year she’s travelling internationally and undertaking training, so she can make our Immunisation Clinic a more culturally appropriate service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Dr Mekonnen is completing his training at the RCH to become Ethiopia’s first paediatric cardiac surgeon and change the lives of children in his country.
It’s been another record-breaking Good Friday Appeal, raising an outstanding $18,175,467 for the RCH!
The RCH values diversity and inclusion in all facets, so for International Women’s Day we celebrated five women who contribute to our community in different ways.