08 March 2016

In response to the media enquiry from Mr Justin Smith regarding Mr Desmond Ponting, Melbourne Health provided him with the following statement:

Staff across Melbourne Health were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden death of their colleague, Desmond Ponting. Melbourne Health expressed its condolences to Mr Ponting’s husband and family at the time.

The tragic death of Mr Ponting is currently being investigated by the Victorian Coroner and to ensure that the investigation is not compromised we are not able to provide further comment.

25 February 2016

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rinaldo Bellomo to our Senior Medical Staff as a part time Intensivist and Research Advisor in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

19 February 2016

“Live music is good for you.” This is the mantra that staff from the RMH’s Music Therapy department live by, and for Benjamin who is undertaking The University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) course, he believes that Music Therapy has changed his life, and the lives of many in this community.

Tom Oxley - photo by University of Melbourne
09 February 2016

Melbourne medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of thought.

02 February 2016

For young consumers with a mental illness who may be feeling distressed, nervous or agitated, sometimes it’s just a simple distraction that can bring a sense of calm and control to their mindset, whether it is something to focus on, fiddle with, cuddle, touch or even look at.

Victor Blackwood and Rodney Jacobs were participants in the Venetoclax trial
28 January 2016

In a world-first clinical trial, Melbourne medical researchers have shown that patients with an advanced form of leukaemia can achieve complete remission with a novel tablet treatment.

27 January 2016

Congratulations to four of our senior staff: Prof Kate Leslie, Prof Finlay Macrae, A/Prof Peter Greenberg and Mr John Cunningham, who were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours.

19 January 2016

Melbourne Health is managing a computer virus which infected its computer network.

23 December 2015

Levalda Adams is thanking her lucky stars after some quick thinking by police allowed her to undergo a kidney transplant at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

18 December 2015

On Wednesday 2 December, 32 enthusiastic staff from Bunnings Warehouse arrived at The Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus with plants, paints and timber in hand to transform what was once a basic outdoor space into a relaxing and welcoming garden for our patients, staff and visitors to escape the hospital environment.

The Royal Melbourne is truly grateful to Bunnings Warehouse for their generosity and the contribution they have made to this space.