For health professionals
The Women's is Australia's largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborn babies.
The Women's provides clinical expertise and leadership in obstetrics, neonatal, gynaecology,oncology and mental health. We foster a holistic philosophy of health, provide national leadership in health promotion and consumer health communication and our hospital is an important advocate for improvements in women's health and well-being.
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We provide a range of clinical services, expertise and leadership in obstetrics, neonatalogy, gynaecology, oncology and women's health across the Parkville and Sandringham campuses.Learn more
We have established Victoria’s first chronic pelvic pain clinic to help women manage debilitating pain.Learn more
At the Women’s, we encourage all women to be actively involved in their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, and we encourage the involvement of your partner, support person and family.Learn more
Mental health issues can have a profound effect on a woman’s day-to-day life, her capacity for enjoyment and her ability to deal with the challenges she may face.Learn more
The Women’s has one of Australia’s largest specialist neonatal services. Our intensive care and special care nurseries provide comprehensive care for unwell and/or premature babies.Learn more
The Women's provides an integrated multidisciplinary oncology service for women with benign, pre-malignant and malignant breast and gynaecological conditions.Learn more
Sexual & reproductive health
The Women's provides extensive sexual and reproductive health services including female genital mutilation reversal, assisted reproductive technologies, sexual counseling and sexual health screening, and contraceptive advice and prescriptions.Learn more
We offer a range of support services for Women's patients.Learn more
The Women's provides counselling and support to women seeking help to make a decision about an unplanned pregnancy.Learn more
Violence & sexual assault
The Women’s provides services to victim/survivors of both recent (within the past two weeks) and past sexual assault through the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House and the Sexual Assault Crisis Line.Learn more
Women’s emergency care
We provide direct clinical primary care for women presenting with acute obstetric and gynaecological problems and newborns with a range of neonatal conditions. The department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Learn more
The Women's provides a range of clinical resources and support for health professionals.Learn more
Clinical education & training
The Women's offers a multi-disciplinary education and training program for health professionals and health care agencies.Learn more
Patient information & research requests
The Royal Women's Hospital processes requests for patient information from a wide range of health care providers to support the continuum of patient care. Requests for more than three medical records are considered research requests.Learn more
The clinical information and Clinical Guidelines available on this Website are intended to provide guidance to health care professionals, based on a thorough evaluation of research evidence, on the practical assessment and management of specific clinical issues or situations. The Guidelines allow some flexibility on the part of the health care professional based on the needs of the specific patient for whom they are caring. Whilst appreciable care has been taken in the preparation of Clinical Guidelines, the Women's provides these as a service only and does not warrant the accuracy of these Guidelines. Any representation implied or expressed concerning the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any treatment or product is expressly negated. In view of the possibility of human error and / or advances in medical knowledge, the Women's cannot and does not warrant that the information contained in the Guidelines is in every respect accurate or complete. Accordingly, the Women's will not be held responsible or liable for any errors or omissions that may be found in any of the information on this Website. You are encouraged to consult other sources in order to confirm the information contained in any of the Guidelines and, in the event that medical treatment is required, to take professional, expert advice from a legally qualified and appropriately experienced medical practitioner. For practitioners outside the Women’s this material is made available in good faith as a resource for use by health professionals to draw on in developing their own protocols, guided by published medical evidence. In doing so, practitioners should themselves be familiar with the literature and make their own interpretations of it. NOTE: Care should be taken when printing any Clinical Guideline from this Website. Updates to these guidelines will take place as necessary. It is therefore advised that regular visits to this Website will be needed to access the most current version of these guidelines.