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New Chief Executive to lead Royal Melbourne Hospital

09 May 2023

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Shelley Dolan as the new Chief Executive, succeeding Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO, who leaves on 30 June 2023.

The RMH celebrates 175 years with unveiling of historical time capsule

15 March 2023

Victoria’s first public hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) has celebrated its 175th anniversary by unveiling its historical time capsule.

New study finds thrombectomy benefits patients with large ischaemic strokes

13 February 2023

A recent study has shown that endovascular thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that removes blood clots, can improve the outcomes of patients with large ischaemic strokes.

World first suggests at home screening can help prevent serious illness from type 1 diabetes

02 November 2022

Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) have shown that a blood test for early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can prevent serious illness and hospitalisation in children. The innovative test is a finger prick sample that is collected in the home and mailed to the lab.

New study suggests acute stroke treatment is influenced by ethnicity and race

20 July 2022

An international, randomised controlled ischaemic stroke trial DIRECT-SAFE suggests acute stroke treatment should be adapted based on ethnicity and race. 

The RMH celebrates NAIDOC week

08 July 2022

The Royal Melbourne Hospital's Aboriginal Health Unit were busy putting on a spectacular show of culture, history and celebration for NAIDOC Week.

The RMH Scrub Choir releases ‘Gratitude’: a raw and heartfelt message from frontline workers

01 July 2022

Following their past viral hits, the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Scrub Choir is back - this time with a healing message.

Sarah’s good news story

30 June 2022

It’s the good news story that went viral. Sarah is a 22 year old who lives with an intellectual disability. Unfortunately for Sarah, she became infected with COVID and required hospitalization during the height of the COVID wave.

World-first clot-busting drug trial improves patient care on Mobile Stoke Unit

09 May 2022

A randomised controlled drug trial suggests clot-busting drug Tenecteplase provides better outcomes for stroke patients compared to the current standard of care alteplase.  

Mobile Stroke Unit delivers lifesaving treatment to 34-year-old mum

25 March 2022

A Hoppers Crossing mother who suffered a stroke last year has been reunited with the specialist stroke team and paramedics who came to her aid.

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