Food & retail
A number of facilities and amenities are located at the Women's for the convenience of patients and visitors.
The Parkville hospital is within walking distance of the Errol Street (North Melbourne) for cafes and restaurants and the Lygon Street shopping precinct, where you can also find a variety of cafes, restaurants and retailers.
A retail precinct, conveniently located on the ground level of the hospital, offers convenience and choice for patients, visitors and staff.
With Flowers creates wonderful fresh flower and gift arrangements to suit all occasions.
Telephone orders are welcome. Only patient name details are required (not room numbers) for the prompt delivery of flowers within the Women's.
Retail pharmacy (chemist)
The HealthSmart (retail) pharmacy offers a wide variety of toiletries, first aid basics, cosmetics, and items for new mothers and newborns, including breast pumps (for sale and hire), as well as a selection of children's gifts. The pharmacy is also able to dispense prescriptions.
Chocolate & sweets
The Chocolate Box offers a wide range of traditional and luxurious chocolates, jellies, nut assortments and hampers. Telephone orders are welcome.
The convenience store stocks magazines, daily newspapers, greeting cards, stationery, basic groceries, drinks, biscuits, ice-creams, toiletries and a selection of gifts.
Meals & snacks
Zouki Cafe provides a range of light meals, drinks, snacks and coffee in a large seating area.
Isabella Cafe offers a full menu as well as coffee and snacks in a quieter, more intimate environment.
The Commonwealth Bank has a branch located near the top of the Royal Melbourne Hospital main entrance ramp. There are two Commonwealth Bank ATM outlets, one near the bank's branch office, and the other opposite the main Zouki Cafe.
Australia Post has a retail outlet providing the standard postal services including applications for passports. There is a post box just outside the outlet.
There are public telephones next to the lifts on every level, and also in the emergency department.
Public toilets are located on the lower ground level, ground level and level 1 and are accessible by lift.
Several cafes are located near the hospital on Bluff Road.
The Sandringham Hospital pharmacy will dispense any medications you need to take home before you leave hospital. There is no retail chemist available at the hospital.
You need to pay for medicines given to you to take home. The amount is based on your financial situation (e.g. whether you have a Pension or health care card, DVA card, Safety net entitlement card or Medicare card). You do not need to pay for medicines given to you to take while you are in hospital.
A Westpac ATM that accepts most major cards is located near the Emergency Department entrance. Change machines are located just inside the main entrance of the hospital and at Consulting Clinic reception. It dispenses $1 and $2 coins in exchange for notes.
Kiosk & cafeteria
Sandringham Hospital’s kiosk sells food and drinks, magazines, hand-knitted garments, cards, confectionery and various toiletry items. The kiosk is staffed by volunteers. All money raised by the kiosk is donated back to the hospital to purchase new equipment.
Food vending machines are situated at several locations around the hospital.
Sandringham Hospital's cafeteria is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Newspapers are available in the vending machine near the entrance of the Emergency Department. Newspapers, magazines and some toiletries are available for purchase from volunteers at your bedside Monday to Friday mornings.
Mail is collected daily from the main reception desk.
Pay phones are available on the ground and first floors.
Public toilets are located near the main entrance on the ground floor.