The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborn babies.
|Each year, we care for more than 200,000 women from 165 countries, who speak 60 different languages and follow 42 separate religious faiths.|
|The Women’s is committed to a holistic philosophy of health and provides comprehensive services ranging from health promotion to clinical expertise and leadership in maternity services, gynaecology, cancer services and specialist care of newborn babies.|
|We are also a major teaching hospital and a medical research leader of world renown.|
|For over 150 years, the Women’s has led the advocacy and advancement of women’s health care.|
|Established in 1856 as 'The Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases of Women and Children', our hospital began as a place where ‘under-privileged women’ could give birth to their babies and receive medical attention and nursing.|
|Today, our innovative social model of care recognises factors such as housing, income and stress affect women’s ability to care|
for themselves and their families.
|The Women’s is a unique health service that has been shaped over time by women’s voices. We are an advocate for improvements in women’s health and well-being.|
|In developing our services, we understand the importance of integrating the diverse, ever-changing needs, priorities, perspectives and experiences of our women.|