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Corporate entry Royal Children's Hospital (1953 - )

Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Hospitals or Clinics
Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052


The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) was established in 1953 when the Children's Hospital was granted the prefix 'Royal'. In 1963 the hospital moved from its cramped premises in Carlton to a new building in Parkville. In 2002 the RCH is a 310 bed paediatric hospital. The Hospital provides services for infants, children and adolescents from the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania, as well as south-east Asia.


 1870 - 1953 Children's Hospital
       1953 - Royal Children's Hospital

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  • Gardiner, Lyndsay, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, 1870-1970: a History (Parkville, Victoria: Royal Childrens Hospital, 1970), 231 pp. Details
  • McInnes, Margaret, Caring for our Children: the History of Nursing, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2006), 380 pp. Details
  • Yule, Peter, The Royal Children's Hospital: a History of Faith, Science and Love (Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales: Halstead Press, 1999), 656 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Robson, Belinda, 'From kindergarten teachers to child psychotherapists: an account of the development of child psychotherapy at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital 1930s to 1970s Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1-16', Health & History, 17 (1) (2015), 1-16. Details


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