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The Royal Hobart Hospital is a public hospital located in the Hobart CBD, Tasmania, Australia. The Hospital also functions as a teaching hospital in co-operation with the University of Tasmania. The hospital's research facilities are known as the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. Also close to the hospital site is the Menzies Research Institute.

Royal Hobart Hospital
Location Hobart, (Greater Hobart), Tasmania, Australia, Australia
Coordinates 42°52′48″S 147°19′48″E / 42.8799°S 147.3299°E / -42.8799; 147.3299Coordinates: 42°52′48″S 147°19′48″E / 42.8799°S 147.3299°E / -42.8799; 147.3299
Care system DHHS
Hospital type Teaching, Research
Affiliated university University of Tasmania Faculty of Health Sciences
Emergency department Yes, Emergency Department, Intensive Care
Beds 501
Founded 1804
Website Hobart Hospital Official Website
Lists Hospitals in Australia

The hospital is run by the Tasmanian Government, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services and is the largest hospital, and the largest employer, in Tasmania. The hospital provides services for all of southern Tasmania and has the capacity to facilitate 400 patients. Many statewide services such as cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, major trauma, high-risk obstetrics, hyperbaric medicine and neonatal intensive care are based at the Hospital, with referrals coming in from the north and northwest.

The main entrance had undergone construction for a new underground emergency department. This began operation in early 2007 with surrounding construction ongoing. A more recent hospital Redevelopment Project had been initiated with A$565 million in funding, including a new women's and children's precinct, cancer service, intensive care unit, and day surgery facility.[1]



Royal Hobart Hospital is Australia's second oldest hospital (after Sydney Hospital) and first began serving the community in 1804, but didn't move to its current site on Liverpool Street until 1820.

Repatriation General Hospital, HobartEdit

Hobart's Repatriation General Hospital was transferred to the Tasmanian public hospital system on 1 July 1992 and linked to the Hospital through the Acute Care Program following the formation of the new agency.[2] It now serves as a community rehabilitation site, as well as offering allied health and inpatient geriatric services.

Hobart Private HospitalEdit

In November 1999 the Queen Alexandra wing was leased to become the Hobart Private Hospital.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment". ESCO Industries. Retrieved 11 September 2018. 
  2. ^ 1992 Annual Report, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmanian Dept. of Community and Health Services. (Includes Repatriation General Hospital report)
  3. ^ "DR.B.M. CARRUTHERS DIES IN HOBART." The Examiner. Launceston, Tasmania. 30 November 1951. p. 4. Retrieved 1 February 2013 – via National Library of Australia. 

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