Our Emergency & Trauma Centre at The Royal Melbourne Hospital provides care to the extremely unwell emergency patients in Victoria. More than 60,000 patients need to come to Emergency annually, including 1,000 major trauma cases and 16,000 patients who arrive by ambulance.

Emergency Department entrance

The Emergency department (usually called ED) provides care to the local community as well as being one of two adult major trauma services to the state of Victoria.

The ED provides care to emergency patients in Victoria with nearly 50% of patients needing to be admitted to hospital.

In addition to trauma and infectious diseases, we treat a large number of people with:

  • Chest pain
  • Brain and nerve diseases, including epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Mental health problems

We have a close relationship with the Royal Women’s Hospital, especially for the management of pregnant trauma patients.

RMH has a rooftop helipad and a 12 bed co-located Short Stay and 28 bed Acute Medical Unit.

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What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

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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.