We care for extremely unwell people from all parts of Victoria.

Key points

  • The RMH Emergency Department provides acute care to seriously unwell patients
  • We are one of two adult Major Trauma Centres in Victoria, and also the state's receiving Emergency Department for quarantinable diseases
  • As well as these statewide services, we also provide emergency healthcare to our local community in Melbourne

What we do

We provide emergency care to the local community, as well as being one of two adult major trauma services in Victoria.

In addition to trauma, we treat many people with:

  • Heart problems
  • Brain and nerve diseases, including stroke and epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Mental health conditions

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

The RMH has a rooftop helipad and a 26 bed co-located Short Stay Unit.

For patients
For health professionals

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)
  • Your general practitioner (GP) name, clinic and address (if you have one)
Head of service
A/Prof Mark Putland
Director, Emergency Medicine
Contact us
(03) 9342 7000
Contact the switchboard and ask to speak to Emergency
(03) 9342 7166
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level South East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 24 October 2023