We provide inpatient assessment and treatment of complex medical conditions in older people.

Key points

  • Provide inpatient assessment and treatment of complex medical conditions in older people
  • Provide outpatient clinic assessment of complex medical conditions in older people
  • Working towards improvement of physical, emotional and memory function
  • Helping patients learn new skills, knowledge and gain confidence in managing their own health
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We support patients and carers and family members to identify patients' needs and develop a treatment plan. 

Patients are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are assisted in self-management.

Our Geriatric Evaluation Management team:

  • Provides medical care
  • Works towards improvement of patients' physical, emotional and memory function
  • Helps patients learn new skills, knowledge and gain confidence in managing their own health

Older people often go to the RMH Parkville after an episode of ill-health or for surgery. Older people who need further time to recover or who are not coping at home in their current situation are transferred to the RMH Royal Park.

The healthcare team may include:

  • Nurses
  • Doctors (including specialists in caring for older patients (geriatricians)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Speech pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Personal Services Assistants
  • Pastoral care workers
  • Volunteers
For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

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 an overnight or longer stay

If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:

  • A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
  • Your toiletries
  • Your iPad or tablet and phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for them

Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)

And if you're staying overnight or longer, do not bring:

  • Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
  • Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

For residential aged care

Ask your family or carers to bring:

  • Activities you enjoy such as newspapers, books, crosswords and headphones
  • Clothes, shoes and toiletries to be used while you are in hospital, as it is nice to have familiar items around you
Head of service
Dr Wen (Kwang) Lim
Contact us
Geriatric Evaluation Management
The RMH Royal Park
Robert Campbell Wing (Building 17)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 23 April 2024