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The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

iconThe 2013 Statewide emergency department patient satisfaction survey revealed the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) had the highest level of patient satisfaction among adult hospitals in Queensland.
iconQueensland's only public hospital Milk Bank is located at the RBWH. In its first year of operation the Milk Bank pasteurised over 500 litres of milk, well above the 320 litre target. It is now expanding to feed premature babies at the Mater Mother's Hospital.
iconIn 2013, the RBWH launched a new midwifery model allowing women who are booked to give birth the option to see an accredited private midwife for their antenatal and postnatal care.
iconAustralia's first Across the Lifespan 3D Motional Analysis Centre opened in February 2014. The centre will dramatically improve outcomes for patients with movement disorders.
iconConstruction began in 2013 on the Herston Imaging Research Facility which will provide a dedicated facility for research. Completion of construction is due in July 2014.
iconThe RBWH installed the world's first continuous flow PET-CT scanner which reduces scanning time by 30 per cent, improves image clarity and provides a better patient experience.
iconThe number of long wait surgical patients has been reduced by around 68 per cent during 2013 thanks to list reduction strategies.


  • Physical Address: Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Butterfield St HERSTON Qld 4029
  • Postal Address: Post Office Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital HERSTON Qld 4029

Contact details

  • General Phone: +61 7 3646 8111
  • General Fax: +61 7 3646 4240

Office Hours

  • 24 hours

Web site Address

Distance to Main Referral hospital(s)

  • N/A

Outpatient clinics

Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital

Service lines

  • Surgical and Perioperative Services
  • Internal Medicine Services
  • Womens and Newborn Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Corporate Services
  • Medical Services
  • Critical Care and Clinical Support Services
  • Allied Health
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Oral Health Services

Hospital services

  • The RBWH is a tertiary referral teaching hospital, providing services to patients throughout the State, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory, incorporating all major health specialties including medicine, surgery, psychiatry, oncology, women's and newborn services, trauma services and more than 30 subspecialties: ICU capacity is 26 beds. Surgical subspecialties include: Burns, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic, Plastics & Reconstructive, Vascular, Thoracic and Urology. Medical subspecialties include: Cardiology, Clinical Immunology & Allergies, Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Dermatology, Geriatric Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Neurology, Pharmacy & Clinical Pharmacology, Nuclear Medicine, QLD PET Service, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology, Thoracic Medicine, Palliative Care Services Women's and Newborn Services include: Gynaecology, Maternity Services, Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Special Care Nursery (SCN), Foetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Breast Health, Maternal Foetal Medicine, Gynaecological Oncology and Retrieval Service for Northern NSW and Pacific Rim. Cancer Care subspecialties include: Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant / Haematology. Critical Care Services include: Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre. Mental Health Services include: Adolescent Psychiatry, Alcohol and Drug Services, Community Forensic Mental Health Services, Geriatric Psychiatry, Herston Mental Health Services, and Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service. The district also provides services off campus, which are located in the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, including Oral Health Services, community Mental Health services, Halwyn Centre and GARU, the centre for geriatric assessment and rehabilitation.

Capital Works or Recent Improvements

Block 8 Redevelopment. The redevelopment of an existing building on the site for another life cycle for the following: - Extended Care Unit, QPharm, Information Division & Shared Services and the RBWH Multimedia Unit Current Status: Expected Completion: mid 2009, Gross Project Cost: approximately $7M.

Clinical Sciences Building (Block 16) this project is an upgrade and refurbishment of the current building located on site. Project funding provided by the University of Queensland. The refurbished building will provide administrative facilities for university, research and some hospital staff. Project cost estimated at $20M.

Last updated: 23 January 2015