From humble beginnings as a 15-bed hospital for sick children in 1878, the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Brisbane is now the largest specialist children's hospital in Queensland.
The RCH is a 168-bed, public specialist paediatric teaching hospital providing services across most health specialties for children and young people aged 0 to 14 years (pu to 15th birthday) living in Queensland, northern New South Wales, the nearby Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Japan.
We also provide a wide range of community-based services, such as school-based services, child health resources, development programs, and child health and immunisation clinics, through our division of Community Child Health Services.
Our division of Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) offers specialised mental health services for families with children and young people who are, or at risk of, experiencing severe and complex mental health problems.
The RCH is located at Herston, two kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district, we are on the same campus as the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Genetic Health Queensland, KidsSafe House, and the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.
Our aim is to provide family centred care in an environment that is responsive to the needs of children, young people and their families.
The RCH is an integral part of Children's Health Services. We are committed to ensuring the best possible health for every child and young person, in every family, in every community in Queensland.