Victoria’s first public hospital, with only 10 beds to our name.

The RMH began in 1848 as Victoria’s first public hospital with only 10 beds to our name. And while we were small in size, we had the community of Melbourne behind us and we were ready to provide the best possible care for those in need.

Since those early years, we’ve moved forward with purpose. Always at the forefront, leading the way on improving the quality of life for all.

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Community partnerships

We partner with our patients, consumers, medical, university colleagues and industry across Melbourne and around the world.

Find out more about our community partnerships
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Strategies & plans

The plans and strategies we put in place today help us provide person-centred, innovative and inclusive care for many years to come.

Find out more about our strategies and plans
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Governance

We are governed by an Executive team and Board, as well as committees and working groups.

Find out more about how the RMH is governed
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Reports & policies

Policies guide our decisions and how we operate. We also create a range of documents and reports in the course of running our organisation and carrying out our functions.

Find out more about our key policies, reports and statements
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Performance

Hospitals measure their performance in a variety of ways. At the RMH, we measure our performance through a broad range of indicators.

Find out more about how we measure our performance
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You Made a Difference Awards

Celebrating the commitment of our people to patient care and customer service. Anyone can nominate a staff member, volunteer or team for a You Made a Difference Award.

Find out more or nominate someone for the award
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Work with us

Are you interested in a career at the RMH? Find out more about our career opportunities, education and graduate programs.

Latest news & events

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Budget announcement welcomed
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Trial helping provide better care for diabetes patients in hospital
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David Fenn joins the board of Collaborative Centre
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