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Information about Ebola – your safety is our priority

You can't bet Ebola through water, food or the air

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is the designated state-wide service for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever, which includes receiving patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

We’d like to reassure the community that their safety, and the safety of our staff and patients is always our highest priority.

The RMH is ready and prepared should we receive a suspected case of Ebola and our staff have been thoroughly trained to provide high quality and safe care to these patients.

As part of our preparedness, staff have undertaken daily drills on how to manage a suspected or confirmed Ebola case. They have also practised how to correctly and safely wear their personal protective equipment.

In the unlikely event that we receive a patient with Ebola, only trained and experienced staff will care for them using purpose built isolation facilities and personal protective equipment.

We’d like to remind the community that Ebola is not spread via the airborne route – it is spread through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people or animals.

For further information about Ebola please see our Infection Prevention page or visit the Ebola Virus Disease page on the Better Health Channel.

The Royal Walk & Fun Run - Sunday 29 March

The Royal Walk & Fun Run - Sunday 29 March 2015

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Cancer centre reaches high milestone

Premier Denis Napthine marked the VCCC reaching its full height with a traditional Swedish topping out ceremony.

12 October 2014
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.

3 September 2014
Top award for RMH oncologist

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

11 August 2014

Celebrating Research

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. Research at the hospital has a bright future, with the inaugural RMH Research Medal being awarded to two of our brightest researchers. Congratulations 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.

27 June 2014
RMH cardiac experts 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.

11 June 2014
New anti-cancer powder starch to fight cancer at breakfast time

A new powder made from a modified cornstarch, believed to have anti-cancer properties, is currently being trialed at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

3 June 2014
Prof Leslie wins AMA Woman in Medicine Award

RMH anaesthetist, Professor Kate Leslie has been awarded the 2014 winner of the AMA Woman in Medicine Award, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to patient care and her service to the medical profession.

23 May 2014
Teamwork on a new scale - Australian kidney record

Months of meticulous planning and the generosity of six people who each donated a kidney, has resulted in six patients receiving a kidney in one extraordinary day.

23 May 2014
Dynamic stroke duo awarded top international honour

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.

27 June 2014
Distinct Avian Influenza Viruses Found in Antarctic Penguins

An international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified an avian influenza virus in a group of Ad?lie 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.

7 May 2014
The Royal Melbourne Hospital comments on 2014/15 Victorian Budget

The RMH'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.

7 May 2014
RMH builds critical international links

Victoria's competitiveness in exporting its health industry expertise into the high growth Asian markerplace will be strengthened with the announcement of the Victorian Government's Global Health Melbourne Plan.

1 May 2014

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Visiting hours, getting here and parking

Visitors are always welcome at The RMH as they play an important part in the recovery and comfort of patients. Find out our visiting hours, locations and parking information.

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We would like to remind visitors, staff and patients that The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a smoke free zone. No smoking is allowed on hospital grounds.


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