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.
We partner with our patients, consumers, medical, university colleagues and industry across Melbourne and around the world.Find out more about our community partnerships
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
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
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
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
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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Are you interested in a career at the RMH? Find out more about our career opportunities, education and graduate programs.
Latest news & events
A group from the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and the University of Melbourne has received funding to test whether a newer muscle relaxant reversal drug can help reduce the number of post-surgical lung complications.
Greg suffered a major stroke in late 2022, something he understatedly describes as an ‘interesting experience’.
Patients undergoing planned surgery will be able to return home sooner thanks to the support of our 'hospital in the home' service.
Works are in progress in Specialist Clinics area at the RMH Parkville as we create new facilities to care for our community.