Aged care residents at the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Boyne Russell House are feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with the opening of a new hair salon space.


For more than 20 years, hairdresser Tony has been visiting the aged care facility, offering his exceptional hair services to residents.

However, the soaring demand for his expertise has led to a non-hair related transformation – an exclusive salon space at Boyne Russell House, crafted just for Tony.

Complete with a hair washing basin and comfy chairs, Tony and his clients couldn’t be happier.

Nurse Unit Manager of Boyne Russell House, Val Lamevski says it was great to have a new, designated space.

“It makes all the difference for our residents,” Val said. “When they look good, they feel good, which is what our team loves to see.”

Tony’s salon space provides a sense of calm in a familiar and comfortable environment for residents.

Thank you, Tony.

Mobile Stroke Unit with Ambulance Victoria paramedic and the RMH Stroke team
Media enquiries

We provide a media service from 6am to 10pm each day. Journalists are welcome to contact our media advisor on-call via the RMH Switchboard on (03) 9342 7000.

During business hours, journalists can email We do not respond to emails outside business hours.

Help people like Greg access the right support at the right time

As a public hospital, we rely on the generosity of our community so we can be there when it matters most.

With your support, we can help patients like Greg have the best chance of survival.