Organisation The Royal Women's Hospital


The Royal Women's Hospital was established in August 1856 as the 'Melbourne Lying-In Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases of Women and Children'. It was the first public women's hospital in Australia.

The Women's Hospital received royal assent on 6 September 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II.

Today, the Royal Women's Hospital is the 'largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns.'

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Prepared by: Alannah Croom