A reputation for cultural-diversity and providing personalised great care. Boyne Russell is fully staffed by registered and enrolled nurses.

Residents of Boyne Russell House

Our nursing and support staffing levels ensure resident care needs are always met. Our nursing team is here to assist you 24 hours a day.

A place where you feel at home

Boyne Russell House, part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (ABN 73 802 706 972), is home to 30 residents with a choice of fourteen single rooms and eight double shared rooms within a secure facility.

Our qualified team of nurses and multidisciplinary team members cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high care needs) and pride ourselves on working with residents and their family members to meet their individual needs and wishes.

Boyne Russell House is nestled in Brunswick close to the café culture off Lygon Street. Where possible, residents and their family members are encouraged to explore our local neighbourhood.

Boyne Russell House has plenty of shared spaces for activities and meals. Indoors, residents can spend time in the lounges, sitting and dining room, or enjoy the privacy of their own room. For some fresh air and sunshine, residents can choose between courtyards and gardens.

Our care

Our qualified nursing staff care for residents
Our qualified nursing staff care for residents

Boyne Russell House, part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (operated by Melbourne Health), is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high care needs), as well as end-of-life (palliative) care.

Our qualified nursing staff engage with resident's individual requirements so we can tailor care accordingly.

Boyne Russell House has laundry facilities on site for personal clothing and items. Families may wish to launder delicate items and woollens themselves.

A hairdresser visits Boyne Russell every Tuesday. This is an additional cost paid by the resident. We have doctors who visit Boyne Russell House every week, or sooner, if required.

We use a local pharmacy who deliver individual residents medication packs on a weekly basis and who reconcile prescribed medication(s) with medication charts fortnightly. Allied health services include physiotherapy, podiatry and optometry. Those services are arranged by residents at their additional expense.

Nursing care

Our qualified and experienced nursing staff aim to provide the highest quality of nursing-led care, with registered nurses on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Team members are assigned to a specific group of residents to enable continuity of care and represent a constant, familiar presence in our residents’ lives. Many of our nurses are multi-lingual which is appreciated by those residents where English is their second language.


At Boyne Russell House, we are currently developing new gardens to meet the needs of our residents and their families. We are also exploring opportunities to introduce pet therapy into Boyne Russell House.


Gardening at Boyne Russell House
Gardening at Boyne Russell House

In addition to a committed volunteer team, we have a range of diversional therapy activities available for our residents including current affairs, artwork, craft, cooking, exercise groups, movie days and gardening. Our diversional therapist also facilitates monthly dinner outings, weekly morning tea outings, movie and pizza nights and a variety of cultural events.

We are keen to work with our residents to understand their individual preferences and hobbies in order to try and continue activities long established prior to moving into Boyne Russell House. We recognise and appreciate such a move can be very unsettling for both our residents and their families and we aim to make this transition as comfortable as possible.

Menus and nutrition

Fresh meals, including morning and afternoon tea are planned in consultation with a specialist dietitian and we offer multiple options at every meal, with regular menu rotations. Most dietary requirements can be catered for (such as diabetic-friendly or gluten-free alternatives).

Fees and payment options

The cost of residential aged care comprises a number of parts. Depending on your situation you may be asked to pay one or more of following costs.

A basic daily fee

This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some residents this will be the only fee they are required to pay.

Shared and single bed rooms are available at Boyne Russell House
Shared and single bed rooms are available at Boyne Russell House

A means-tested care fee

This is a means-tested fee that is payable by some residents. It’s an additional contribution paid by residents to the cost of the care they receive in a residential aged care home.

Although this fee is collected by the aged care home it is paid to the government as a contribution towards the care received by the resident.

An accommodation payment

This is the cost of accommodation, including the services described in the residential care agreement. For some residents this cost is met in full, or in part by the government (based on an assessment of your income and assets).

Find out more or arrange a tour

Please feel free to contact us for further information and to arrange a tour. We would be very pleased to show you around Boyne Russell House where you can also meet our committed staff.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to residents living at Boyne Russell including meeting their individual needs.

We are fully accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission meaning there are no areas for improvement identified in the most recent quality assessment. We will be reviewed again early 2021.

We are currently exploring respite care needs at Boyne Russell.

Please feel free to contact us for further information and to arrange a tour. We would love to show you around Boyne Russell House.

Make an enquiry

Download our brochure

Our brochure about Boyne Russell House includes an expression of interest form that you can complete and return to us.

Keeping residents safe and connected

Keeping residents safe and connected is a priority:

  • We request all visitors and staff show evidence of influenza vaccination. All of our staff have already been vaccinated
  • Throughout COVID-19, we have not ‘locked our facilities down’, although all visitors are screened prior to entry and we are vigilant with hand hygiene and social distancing
  • Our visiting hours are reviewed regularly in order to eliminate crowding

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.