Are you coming to hospital for a clinic appointment, day procedure or an operation? Looking for information about how to get to the hospital, where to park and the facilities available at the hospital?
COVID-19 and coming to hospital: what to expect
Find out changes to hospital visiting hours and how you can protect yourself, our patients and your community at our COVID-19 page.
If you are coming to hospital for a day procedure or an overnight (or longer) stay, you should wear comfortable clothes, such as pants or a tracksuit that is easy to put on and take off. Shoes should be comfortable, closed with firm gripping soles.
Open-back slippers and thongs are not suitable, potentially dangerous for you and are strongly discouraged.
Certain types of appointments or procedures might need you to wear particular clothing or footwear. Staff will advise you about this when you make your appointment.
Over time, demand for our specialists clinics has increased. This page explains how we process referrals received from your doctor and how you would receive any follow up outpatient appointments. It also explains how we let you know when your appointment will be.
The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the governments of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta*and Italy*.
Unfortunately, up to 95% of healthcare workers have experienced verbal or physical assault. At The Royal Melbourne Hospital, we are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients and consumers, but to do this, we need to ensure the safety of the people who provide that care.
Pay phones are located in the lift foyers on most levels of the hospital and in most wards.
Bedside phones are not always available, so if many patients wish to use the ward phones, staff may need to restrict the number of calls to or from each patient so that other patients can use the phone.
We would prefer that people only use mobile phones in public spaces such as the lift foyers and the café in the interest of noise reduction and privacy.
Our Hospital in the Home (HITH) service provides hospital level care for patients in their home environment. It is a safe and efficient substitution for in-hospital care for a wide range of conditions.
Care is provided by an experienced team of medical and nursing staff. Patients are medically reviewed in their own home by HITH doctors who consult with treating units. Participation is voluntary.
The death of someone close to you can be very distressing. Add to that the responsibility for making funeral arrangements and putting the person’s affairs in order and the experience can feel quite overwhelming.