The Women’s at a glance
The Women’s is Australia’s first and largest specialist public hospital for women, established in 1856.
Our work goes beyond acute care; we have a unique role in the health system advancing research and practice, providing leadership and advocacy for women’s health.
As a full service facility we provide clinical expertise and leadership in maternity and gynaecology, health promotion, women’s cancer services, mental health and specialist care for newborn babies.
The Women’s cares for women through all stages of life; our services range from maternity to menopause
Last year at The Women’s. In 2014/15:
- 8,838 babies were delivered
- 70,000 women were cared for
- 28,000 emergency visits
- 184,000 outpatient visits
- 1,700 babies admitted to our intensive and special care units
- 97 languages spoken by our patients
Preventing violence against women
The Women’s takes a lead role in advocating for recognition that family violence is a women’s health issue. Your donation to the Women’s Foundation today will support women and newborns who are victims of violence.Learn more
Our research, knowledge translation and innovation drives better outcomes for women and newborns.Learn more
What your gifts have achieved
Every dollar donated helps our work to develop new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that affect women and newborns.Learn more