RAPID Model of Care
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Emergency Department (ED) is one of the busiest in the State, treating up to 300 patients on any given day.
Clinical Nutrition Service
At any one time across the RCH, 15% of patients are receiving nutrition intravenously.
The RCH Childhood Stroke Program
The ecstasy of welcoming healthy twin boys into the world turned to terror for Natalie and Tim when at 24 hours old one of their boys, Bailey, started seizing. An ultra sound showed blood pooling in his brain and two days later an MRI confirmed that the tiny baby boy had had a stroke.
Supporting Patients with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Patients with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder who are also affected by mental health issues are a vulnerable group with a high care needs.
Nudging Towards Healthier BMI
Through Good Friday Appeal Support, The Royal Children’s hospital is initiating a pilot study which aims to modify obese children’s home environments to encourage healthier outcomes.
Complex Care Service
Advances in medical care means that the number of children with complex needs being treated at The Royal Children’s Hospital continues to grow.
Wadja Health Service
Thanks to the generosity of the Victorian community, Wadja provides a culturally sensitive and responsive service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families at The Royal Children’s Hospital.