20 August 2021

He wears scrubs instead of skivvies, but the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s (RMH) intensive care unit (ICU) nurse Steven Moylan wiggled into action to help a very special patient.

19 August 2021

An education and training program that teaches nurses and physiotherapists to assess lung health using ultrasound has been recognised by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).

Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit
16 August 2021

New data from the International Stroke Conference 2021 confirms that mobile stroke ambulances have an essential role to play in pre-hospital stroke care around the world.

methamphetamines in a plastic zip-lock bag
13 August 2021

The first comprehensive study of illicit drug use and motor vehicle trauma has found that one in eight of those who end up in the emergency major trauma centre, whether a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, test positive for an illicit drug – and that 77% of these are under the influence of methamphetamine.

Kath Kelly
06 August 2021

The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Kath Kelly has received an award from Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association.

Prof Finlay Macrae
06 August 2021

Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Professor Finlay Macrae, has been awarded the 2021 Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Distinguished Researcher Prize.

This award is given to a GESA member for their outstanding contribution to research.

Professor Macrae was nominated for his extensive research and contribution made to colorectal medicine and genetics, specifically in inflammatory bowel disease and familial bowel cancer, in addition to his mentorship of fellow researchers.

Prof Ben Cowie
05 August 2021

Congratulations to RMH infectious diseases physician and medical epidemiologist at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Professor Ben Cowie, who is being considered for the appointment to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) new Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) on the validation of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus.

Appointments are released ahead of time as part of the WHO's work to strengthen public trust.

A snake on a plain
04 August 2021

More than 3,000 Australians are bitten by snakes every year, with 500 being hospitalised and two dying on average. Last year, in Victoria, there were 128 calls to the Victorian Poison Information Centre regarding snake bites.

Elias Frantzeskos
03 August 2021

Elias Frantzeskos came into the world seven weeks' early with poor function of his kidney.

Prof Christobel Saunders AO
02 August 2021

Professor Christobel Saunders AO has been appointed to the prestigious leadership position of the James Stewart Chair of Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, a position established in 1955 with the University of Melbourne Medical School.