Serving Hobart for over 200 years
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Australia's second oldest hospital and first began serving the Hobart community in 1804.
It moved to its present site in the Hobart CBD in 1820.
RHH is Tasmania’s largest hospital and its major referral centre. As the major clinical teaching and research centre, it works closely with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.
RHH provides acute, sub acute, mental health and aged care inpatient and ambulatory services to a population of about 240,000 people in the southern region and has 550 physical beds, including 460 acute overnight and 90 day beds.
The RHH has 2190 full time equivalent staff or paid headcount of 3015.
The Royal provides a comprehensive range of general and specialty medical and surgical services including many statewide services such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, extensive burns treatment, hyperbaric medicine, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and high risk obstetrics.
Critical care services are often the patients’ first point of contact and are divided into intensive care services and emergency medicine services.
RHH provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency department, and critical care comprises a nine-bed Intensive care unit (including cardiothoracic intensive care), and five-bed high dependency unit.
The new emergency department opened in 2007 and includes 41 treatment spaces/ resuscitation bays, an assessment and planning unit and a short stay observation unit.