hepatitis b virus
10 April 2019

Over 250 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and even though a prophylactic vaccine and effective antiviral therapies are available, no cure currently exists.

Prof Peter Mitchell and A/Prof Nicholas Opie
08 April 2019

A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial, which will be at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Evans family and Allison Byrne
03 April 2019

The latest home lottery winner of the $4.5 million grand prize is Ryan Evans from Sandringham! Ryan’s father-in-law was a patient in our 4S Stroke ward earlier this year. Ryan was so impressed with the excellent care and treatment his father-in-law received from our doctors, nurses and other staff at the RMH, he decided to purchase his first Home Lottery ticket online.

Diabetes equipment - insulin pen and glucose level blood test meter
29 March 2019

In a world first, Royal Melbourne Hospital researchers today published the first ever randomised study of a Proactive Inpatient Diabetes Service (RAPIDS) trial to investigate the effect of comprehensive early intervention for in-hospital patients with diabetes.

Professor Doug Hilton and Professor Christine Kilpatrick
27 March 2019

Vital research to address the growing burden of dementia in Australia has been given a significant boost with $15 million over five years from Colonial Foundation. The grant will enable a new research program – led by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – to develop new diagnostic tests for the early detection of dementia.

15 March 2019

Major works are continuing to build the new Parkville Station. The next phase of construction for Parkville Station involves the investigation of underground utility services on Grattan Street west and Royal Parade from early April until May 2019. This will involve changes to traffic and pedestrian conditions.

27 February 2019

The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s new $9.3 million state-of-the-art Acute Stroke and Neurology Ward has opened its doors to Victorians.

Transplant patients Elle with nurses Melissa and Steffi
22 February 2019

A record 529 lives were saved in Victoria last year – more than in any other state – thanks to the generosity of 193 organ donors and their families.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital led the country, with 59 donors saving the lives of more than 160 recipients; a huge increase on the year prior, and a new national record with more than ten per cent of Australia’s donors.

RMH Graduate Nurses 2019
18 February 2019

The RMH recently welcomed over 120 new graduate nurses, two of out three intakes in our 2019 Graduate Nurse Program.

Stethoscope on the Aboriginal flag
07 February 2019

A study has revealed that 95 per cent of children in five remote Aboriginal communities had received an antibiotic prescription before their first birthday and almost half of them had received up to six prescriptions.