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 VCCC Topping out web New $1billion cancer centre reaches high milestone

The world-class $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project has marked an historic milestone, with the 13-storey building in Parkville reaching its full height of 72 metres.
MH logo media  Closure of South Stone Lodge Residential Aged Care Facility

NorthWestern Mental Health's South Stone Lodge residential ages care facility will cease operation at the end of 2014
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Doherty Institute aiming to lead the global research effort against infectious diseases

Australia's capacity to play a lead in the global response to new and emerging infectious diseases with the launch of the Doherty.

Genetic and epilepsy Epilepsy mystery uncovered by Melbourne researchers

Melbourne researchers are one-step closer to understanding how the genes we inherit may lead to developing common forms of epilepsy.
Geoff Lindeman RMH oncologist receives 2014 cancer achievement award

One of Australia’s brightest medical oncologists has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Australian cancer research and treatment.

NAIDOC Week 2014


Join us as we celebrate NAIDOC Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with two special events on Tuesday 8 July. From 11am on the RMH Royal Park Campus with our Chief Executive, Dr Goodier, and from 1.30pm on the RMH City Campus.

2014 Celebrating Research Gala

Celebrating Research - RMH Research Hall of Fame and Research Medal

Congratulations to the 19 legends of research who were inducted into the RMH Research Hall of Fame at the gala dinner on Saturday 21 June. The inaugural RMH Research Medal was awarded to Dr Kathryn Field and Prof Fary Khan. For photos from the event, visit the RMH Google+ album. To watch two short films highlighting the achievements of our resarch legends, visit our YouTube channel.

Prof Kalman 150x90 RMH cardiac expert takes out top NHMRC award

In an award ceremony held in Canberra on 11 June, The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Professor Jonathan Kalman was awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council’s top prize for excellence in health and medical research.

Order of Australia honour

Queen's birthday honours celebrates world leading clinicians
09 June 2014

Two of The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s internationally renowned clinicians have been recognised with an Order of Australia in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Breakfast cereal New anti-cancer powder starch to fight cancer at breakfast time
3 June 2014

A new powder made from a modified cornstarch, believed to have anti-cancer properties, is currently being trialed at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Kate Leslie profile pic Internationally renowned RMH anaesthetist, Prof Kate Leslie, wins AMA's Woman in Medicine Award
23 May 2014

RMH Anaesthetist, Professor Kate Leslie, is the 2014 winner of the AMA Woman in Medicine Award, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to improving the quality of care for patients in Australia and internationally, and her service to the medical profession.
Herald Sun kidney transplant story Teamwork on a new scale - an Australian first see 6 kidney transplants in one day
23 May 2014

Thursday 22 May saw the transplantation teams from The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Private, the Austin and the Monash Medical Centre work together to undertake Australia's largest paired kidney exchange.
Steve Brown Victorian mental health nurse receives top national nursing award
9 May 2014

Our very own Steve Brown, a mental health nurse from NorthWestern Mental Health, was named Nurse of the Year, at the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards in Sydney last night.
Prof Steve Davis - Karolinska Award Dynamic stroke duo awarded top international honour
7 May 2014

When two junior doctors set out to specialise in neurology almost 40 years ago, little did they realise they would become two of the world’s most respected and recognised stroke specialists.
penguins Distinct Avian Influenza viruses found in Antarctic Penguins
7 May 2014

An international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified an avian influenza virus in a group of Adelie penguins from Antarctica. The virus, found to be unlike any other circulating avian flu, is described in a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
RMH logo 200px The Royal Melbourne Hospital comments on 2014/15 Vic Budget
7 May 2014

The Royal Melbourne Hospital's Chief Executive, Dr Gareth Goodier, has welcomed yesterday's Victorian Budget announcement of increased investment in mental health and drug treatment as well as additional investment in the hospital system.
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The Royal Melbourne Hospital builds critical international links to support the new GlobalHealth Melbourne agenda
1 May 2014

Victoria's competitiveness in exporting its health industry expertise into the high growth Asian marketplace will be strengthened with the announcement of the Victorian Government's Global Health Melbourne Plan, according to The Royal Melbourne Hopsital's Chief Executive, Dr Gareth Goodier.


Easter holiday RMH doctors plea for a quiet Easter holiday period
17 April 2014

Today, The Royal Melbourne Hospital's emergency and trauma teams will be bracing for a tragically busy Easter holiday period.
Vitamin D How much sun is enough? New study to find the answers
31 March 2014

Up to 50 per cent of women aged between 16 – 25 years may be putting themselves at risk of chronic illness and disease because of their lack of sun exposure.
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RMH staff feature in powerful recruitment ad for the Royal Australian Air Force
25 March 2014

Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit doctors and nurses featured in a realistic advertisement to recruit medical specialists to the RAAF. Filmed in one day in the hospital's new medical simulation centre, the cases give you an insight into the challenges faced by doctors and nurses working in natural disasters or war zones. WARNING: some of the material is graphic.

DNA_150x90 New Victorian alliance to unlock genetic disease secrets
11 February 2014

Truly personalised healthcare is one step closer to becoming a reality for Victorians and Australians, with the launch of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) today.

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New leader appointed to the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
10 February 2014

Leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.
Triheptanoin oil New dietary supplement could reduce epileptic seizures
3 February 2014

A new clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital is investigating if a new dietary supplement can help people with drug resistant epilepsy.

Hand Hub rehabilitation Australia’s first dedicated hand rehabilitation unit opens
14 January 2014

Robotic devices, sensors and game technology are set to transform the lives of patients who need arm or hand rehabilitation following a stroke or another neurological injury.
DNA_150x90 Melbourne researchers initiate global hunt for tracking rare genetic diseases
23 December 2013

An international consortium of over 45 medical scientists have combined their expertise to study germline DNA sequence changes in a form of familial bowel cancer called Lynch Syndrome.


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World first Melbourne led clinical trial reports stunning results in people with advanced leukemia
11 December 2013

Researchers and clinicians from The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are leading an international trial of a new therapy, for people with advanced leukaemia.

web pic David Alcorn Melbourne Health appoints new executive director of The RMH
3 December 2013

Melbourne Health today announced Dr David Alcorn has been appointed as the new Executive Director at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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Melbourne Health statement on voluntary departure packages
14 November 2013

Melbourne Health has announced it will be offering a limited number of voluntary departure packages to staff.



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