Helen Kaptein, just hours before giving birth, with her mother Sally and mother-in-law Patricia at the Women's.

The Women’s is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns.

Each year, we provide more than 200,000 episodes of care for women from 165 countries, who speak 60 different languages and follow 42 separate religious faiths.

We are committed to a holistic philosophy of health. We provide comprehensive services ranging from health promotion to clinical expertise and leadership in maternity, gynaecology, women's cancer services and in the specialist care of newborns.

As a specialist hospital, the Women's is central to the Victorian health system, particularly with respect to advocating for women's health and leading innovation for the health and wellbeing of women and newborns. We are a major teaching hospital and internationally-recognised for our medical research.

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