We provide assessment and treatment for older patients with complex medical conditions.

Key points

  • Our services support older patients in hospital due to ill-health, a fall or traumatic event or for surgery
  • Our patients may need to come to hospital for planned (elective) or emergency care, need rehabilitation, or access to home-based services
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our aged care service provides care, assessment, treatment and support for older patients in hospital, who need rehabilitation, or who need support at home.

We care for older patients who are in hospital, have been in hospital, or need support for:

  • Acute illness
  • Trauma such as falls
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chronic and complex conditions associated with ageing, cognitive function and disability
  • Perioperative care
  • Transition care
  • Wound care

Inpatient care

We provide the following services:

Outpatient or ambulatory care

We provide the following services:

Who can use our service

There are no specific age limits to access these services. A young patient who is very unwell may need some aged care services, and some older patients who are quite well may not need any of these services.

How we work

Older patients are usually admitted to hospital after an episode of ill-health, a fall or traumatic event or for surgery. We have a comprehensive service that looks after patients who require an acute admission whether elective or emergency, need rehabilitation as well as supporting older patients at home with our many home-based services.

Older people who need more time to recover are transferred to the RMH Royal Park. Older people who are not coping at home in their current situation can also be admitted to the RMH Royal Park.

Our clinics

The RMH Royal Park
The RMH Royal Park
Geriatric Oncology Clinic Level 1 Centre
The RMH Parkville
Geriatric Oncology Clinic Level 1 South East
The RMH Parkville
Perioperative Care of Older Patients Undergoing Surgery Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Residential In Reach Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Cognitive Dementia & Memory Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Cognitive Dementia and Memory - Neurology Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact the Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2333

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in 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)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Dr Wen (Kwang) Lim
Contact us
Aged Care
(03) 8387 2137
Aged Care administration
(03) 8387 2146
Aged Care administration - alternate number
(03) 8387 2278
Aged Care ward 1
(03) 8387 2253
Aged Care ward 2
(03) 8387 2442
Aged Care ward 3
(03) 8387 2145
Aged Care ward 4
The RMH Royal Park
Robert Campbell Wing (Building 17)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Aged Care referrals
(03) 9348 0538
Aged Care inpatient referrals
(03) 8387 2333
Aged Care outpatient referrals
The RMH Royal Park
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 22 December 2022