This Article is About
melbourne australia
ear nose throat
intensive care unit
Hospital Services In Melbourne, Australia
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Hospital Services In Melbourne, Australia

There are over 100 hospitals in Melbourne, ranging from relatively small private hospitals, to major full service public hospitals. Some of Melbourne’s largest hospitals, such as the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Alfred Hospital, are recognised worldwide, as are some of the more specialised hospitals such as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.

The major hospitals in Melbourne service local, state and national patients. In some cases patients from overseas will be treated in Melbourne hospitals.

In addition to these Melbourne hospitals there are private and public hospitals in 18 rural regions across the State of Victoria.

Not all these hospitals are full service, however a large percentage of them offer:

• Cancer treatment services

• Elective surgery, which in Melbourne includes cardio-thoracic surgery, ear nose throat surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, urological and plastic surgery.

• Intensive care services

• Outpatient services

The larger hospitals also provide more specialist services. For example, The Alfred Hospital provides an intensive care unit that provides emergency care on a state wide basis. It also has specialist units for heart and lung transplants, burns and HIV/AIDS treatment.

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one of the world’s major paediatric hospitals, providing specialised medical services to children from around Australia and overseas. The full spectrum of paediatric services are delivered by RCH.

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital provides specialist diagnostic and treatment services and emergency care for all eye and ear illnesses. The hospital is a world leader in ENT, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research as well as teaching in these fields of medicine.

As well as these major hospitals, Melbourne is lucky to be serviced by a large number of full service hospitals that are region and community based in the provision of their services. For example, the Box Hill Hospital, part of the Eastern Health Group, offers emergency, general and specialist care. It has an intensive care unit, maternity services, mental health, paediatrics, research and teaching.

This is a vast network of medical services, supported by ancillary organisations such as the Victorian Ambulance Service, pathology services and similar related services. This means that no matter where you live, you won’t be far from a full service hospital. Most general procedures such as those provided by a Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon, or ENT specialists, will be available to you somewhere relatively close to your home and support networks.

If you do need to travel to one of the larger hospitals, or a specialised private hospital where you can be treated by your preferred specialist, a particular ear nose and throat specialist for example, there is still not far to travel.

Touch wood, we will not need to use these services often, if ever. However the reality is that many of us do and it’s good to know that the infrastructure and expertise available to us is significant.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How Much Does A Wordpress Site Cost In Melbourne, Australia
Any capable WordPress developer in Melbourne, Australia will admit a basic WordPress site costs little to create. The final tally, ranging from $952.11 Australian dollars (AUD) to $6664.76 AUD comes from a series of associated expenses. This article breaks down WordPress start-up costs so customers know exactly where their funds…
By: Steve Gordon in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Jan 07, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Patchwork Memory Triggers
Sometimes old quilts are still our favorites. That’s because when we take them out, use them or look at them the patchwork triggers a memory. This memory triggers an emotion. The emotion evoked can cause us to feel happy, content, excited, or sometimes something not so nice, like sadness. We…
By: Heather Bradford in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jan 10, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

Fighting the Stigma Surrounding Big Pharma
When people think ‘big pharma’, they think ‘big money’ – and they’re not wrong. Egypt’s central bank just allocated $120 million to the importation of medical supplies for citizens due to recent shortages. Capital Crop Merchant banking recently invested $8.4 million to an Albanian pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. An additional £20…
By: Jeff Nevil in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Some Useful Tipes For Buying Valuable Salt Spray Chamber
When there is a requirement check or valuate a selected product and/or coating for the resistance to corrosion a test technique known as salt spray testing is usually used. It is a well-liked and price effective corrosion testing method. The testing takes place in an self-enclosed temperature controlled chamber wherever…
By: Oracleequipments in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   May 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Get Cheapest Cost Hip Replacement Surgery at Fortis Hospital Mumbai In India With Endless Benefits
Pain in hips due to a number of reasons are common ailments, which one can often hear from all the age group of people particularly from the older ones. Though one can find a number of non-surgical options to resolve these issues but when these treatment fail to work then…
By: Lena rivera in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   May 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

New Trends In Fertility Treatment Abroad – Praga Medica
According to research, one out of eight couples in America has fertility problems. Sadly, most couples tend to wait it out, which is not doing them any favors. The longer the wait, the lower the chances of getting pregnant. Thanks to research in fertility treatments, success rates have greatly improved.…
By: David Fiala in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 27, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

What Do You Know About Female Hair Transplant?
When it comes to hair transplants, men's transplants are more common than the women's are. This is perhaps because hair loss is more common in men than in women. Hair loss in a woman in many of our societies is an unattractive feature as opposed to baldness in a man.…
By: Sundas Qasim in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

What Do You Know About Female Hair Transplant?
When it comes to hair transplants, men's transplants are more common than the women's are. This is perhaps because hair loss is more common in men than in women. Hair loss in a woman in many of our societies is an unattractive feature as opposed to baldness in a man.…
By: Sundas Qasim in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

6 Steps Of Revalidation For Locum Doctors
Medical appraisal is a basis of GMC revalidation. It is conducted annually in which a meeting takes place between the appraised doctor and the appraiser who is usually a colleague trained as an appraiser. The medical appraisal process has three stages. Inputs for appraisal The confidential discussion of appraisal Outputs…
By: molanparker in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 15, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How Long Do Freeze Dried Vegetables Last?
Freeze drying is one of the processes of preservation where the food is kept at low temperature till it solidifies and then subjected to high vacuum that removes ice by sublimation. This is done to prevent the food from spoiling and damage, giving it a longer lifespan, around 25 to…
By: motherearthproduct in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 12, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

The Importance Of Healthcare Logistics
Changing political conditions, as well as an increasing pressure of rising costs in the healthcare sector, has made a steady alignment necessary in this field. Economical and efficient services in healthcare logistics, which can adjust the things flexibly, can provide essential advancement in the fields of medicine, research and care…
By: Jeff Nevil in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

The Clinical Trial Of the Future
As a means to possibly save thousands of lives, clinical trials are important. However, the means and resources with which these trials are conducted is stagnating in comparison to other equally essential areas of the healthcare industry. Clinical trials are meant to establish the effectiveness of pharmaceutical products, enlisting specific…
By: Jeff Nevil in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Apr 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Top 5 Health And Fitness Apps for Androi
Android brings a drastic change to life. Now, you can access a number of incredible apps right after a successful download. One of the greatest options is to downloadhealth and fitness apps. Nowadays, people are more concern about health and fitness issues. They want to learn more about health and…
By: annylisa in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Mar 30, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Save Money on Expensive Haircuts
Everybody wants to take care of their hair. It is just that most people don’t think it is something they can afford. Hair treatments by most people’s account are considered a luxury and not a necessity when in fact it is. When you don’t have your hair cut regularly, it…
By: AndersonHamilton09 in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Mar 29, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Benefits Of IVF Fertility Treatment Abroad In Czech Republic
According to statistics, one in eight couples may have trouble getting pregnant. It is no wonder the demand for IVF fertility treatment abroad has been on the rise. But the trouble with IVF treatment—especially in countries like the US and the UK—is that it’s expensive and inaccessible. And even if…
By: David Fiala in  Health and Fitness  >  Healthcare Systems   Mar 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 965    Report this Article