The Royal Melbourne Hospital hosted 12 schools as the foyer was converted into a live music stage. The festival first launched in 2010 with 270 students participating. This year over 800 students came, helping fill the foyer and the level one lift lobby with uplifting music.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.