Royal Hobart Hospital

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Organisation - South

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania's largest hospital and the major teaching hospital of the University of Tasmania (Faculty of Health Sciences).

RHH is a 490-bed hospital that provides general and specialty medical and surgical services. It is the state referral centre for cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, burns, hyperbaric and diving medicine, neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics.

RHH is committed to providing coordinated, high quality care and is responsive to community needs.

 

The following links provide useful information for RHH patients and visitors

 

How to contact us or make a booking

In a medical emergency dial '000' to call an ambulance. It is important that precise details are given to the operator regarding house number, street name, town, State etc, and if possible, the urgency of the condition of the sick or injured person.

Emergency medical services are provided through Department's of Emergency Medicine that are open 24 hours a day. Admissions to hospital, which are planned in advance, need to be arranged in consultation with a General Practitioner or Specialist.

More information about the admission process is provided to patients directly by each hospital on referral.

Service Eligibility

Admissions to hospital which are planned in advance need to be arranged in consultation with a General Practitioner or Specialist. More information about the admission process is provided to patients directly by each hospital on referral.

Cost Information

When patients are admitted to hospital they are requested to bring their Medicare Card with them. They may choose to be admitted as a public patient or as a private patient.

  • Public patients are not charged for medical or hospital services; however, a doctor nominated by the hospital treats them. Public patients will need to meet charges relating to outpatient pharmaceuticals, telephone use and television hire.
  • Private patients are either insured by a health fund or pay the costs associated with their hospital treatment. Private patients are treated by the doctor of their choice.
  • Compensable patients have entitlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Motor Accidents Insurance Board or Workers Compensation. Hospital fees are met by these organisations.
  • Interstate Visitors can expect the same entitlements and charges as Tasmanian residents.
  • Overseas Visitors - Australia has reciprocal health agreements with a small number of countries to provide care for overseas visitors from these countries free of charge. However, where these agreements are not in place, patients will be charged the full cost of their health care.

Site Access Details

Near Public Transport; Disabled Access; Disabled Toilet