05 August 2015
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Statement from Acting Chief Executive A/Prof Ruth Vine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is Victoria’s first public hospital, opening in 1848 on its original Lonsdale Street site and operating from its current site in Parkville from the early 1940’s. We have a strong and proud history of world renowned innovations.

Our staff provide the highest standards of quality and safe care to hundreds of thousands of Victorians every year, despite our ageing hospital infrastructure.

Major capital redevelopment of the Royal Melbourne Hospital has been recognised as key to realising the 2025 vision of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. It will also enable us to meet future service demand and consumer expectations, and to continue to provide high quality clinical services that build upon our reputation as a centre of excellence in care, research and learning.

Through the recent Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Supply of Commercial Advisory Services we seek support from a commercial advisory service to provide advice in relation to an ambulatory care service.

In partnership with The University of Melbourne, we are looking at the feasibility to create an innovative and integrated model for an Ambulatory Care Centre that delivers world-class patient outcomes, research opportunities and training for our future clinical workforce.

This Request for Proposal is an important stage in the broader planning works being undertaken for the future redevelopment of the RMH, should funding become available.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital will continue to make the most of opportunities to work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services.

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