The Royal Hospital for Women has been one of Australia's foremost specialist hospitals for women and babies since its early beginnings as New South Wales first 'lying-in' hospital for women in 1820.
As a principal teaching hospital of the University of NSW in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology the Royal has a history of innovation in women's health care services, teaching and research.
The main areas of specialisation include breast care, gynaecology, gynaecological oncology, maternity, maternal-fetal medicine, menopause, newborn intensive care and reproductive medicine.
Each year the Hospital delivers
more than 4,200 babies; cares for
more than 600 premature babies; treats
more than 400 women for gynaecological cancer; provides surgery for
more than 80 women with breast cancer; attends to over 450 women requiring acute care services; helps
more than 600 women through gynaecological procedures.