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Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

RBWH 150 years

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) is a quaternary and tertiary referral teaching hospital located at the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) Herston site, close to the Brisbane CBD. RBWH provides state-of-the-art health care services for more than one tenth of all patient services in Queensland.

The hospital participates in world-leading research and education in pursuit of excellence in specialised care to deliver the best possible patient outcomes. Partnerships with more than 14 Queensland and national universities, three TAFE providers and a collaboration with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are key to RBWH developing our future clinical (allied health, medical, nursing) and non-clinical workforce focussing on safe, quality patient outcomes.

In 2016 RBWH provided around a thousand beds and employed an average of 6000 multi-disciplinary staff. More than 550,000 inpatient and outpatient services provided over the 2016 calendar year included:

  • more than 76,000 Emergency Department visits
  • more than 160,000 Cancer Care treatments, consultations, procedures and other services
  • more than 25,500 surgical interventions (around 500 operations performed each week)
  • close to 5000 new babies delivered

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield Street

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Phone: (07) 3646 8111

Office Hours: 08:30 to 17:00

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Visiting Hours: 10am - 8pm

* Please note visting hours for some wards (eg: Maternity wards) may vary, if you are unsure please contact the hospital switch or the ward directly.

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Last updated: 19 April 2016