MDHS tours RCH

July 11 / 65

Professor Paul Monagle, Professor Julie Bines, Professor James Angus AO & David O’Shaughnessy tour the new Royal Children’s Hospital
Professor Paul Monagle, Professor Julie Bines, Professor James Angus AO & David O’Shaughnessy tour the new Royal Children’s Hospital

By Blaise Murphet 

Professor James Angus AO, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) joined Professor Paul Monagle, Professor Julie Bines, members of the Department of Paediatrics and the MDHS Advancement and Communications team for a tour of the nearly-completed new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

The group donned boots, gloves, hard hats and glasses to tour the site, guided by Lend Lease Project Director, David O’Shaughnessy. Once inside, they were shown key areas of the new hospital including the main foyer area with surrounding walkways, teaching and learning spaces, and patient and family-focused treatment areas. 


The RCH Academic Centre will be the new home of the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary department providing leadership, excellence and opportunity in paediatric teaching, research and clinical practice.

The new facilities will double existing teaching and research space, which will enable leading edge research and education to provide the best health care environment for patients, families and staff.

Professor Angus described the new Royal Children’s Hospital as an extraordinary facility which would deliver world-class care to many young Victorians and their families. 

He said he was delighted to see the spaces which would accommodate the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics almost complete.

“We are proud to be partners with the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and this new academic centre will ensure our medical and health science students have access to superb facilities and outstanding paediatric training and research opportunities,” he said. 

The hospital will continue to take a family-centred approach to treating children and young people from Victoria and beyond. It has been designed to be Australia’s greenest hospital.

The University is a campus partner with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital. 

 

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