Community Relations Unit

Royal Hobart Hospital

The Community Relations Unit (CRU) coordinates public relations including event management, communications activities (internal, external and online), media, ministerial and parliamentary liaison, liaison with southern fundraising auxiliaries, management of volunteer services as well as a central co-ordination point for donations and bequests, fundraising and sponsorship.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is extremely grateful to receive donations or gifts from the public. As a health service, we are guided by strict infection control policies and safety considerations which may prevent us from distributing certain types of gifts. All soft or fluffy toys, wooden items, games or other donated items to the Hospital must be new, never used items. All donations are assessed for their safety and appropriateness.

Communications activities also include editing and development of patient information brochures/literature, development of communication strategies (including brand creation), all levels of community engagement including support to the Consumer Reference Advisory Group and all interaction with advocacy groups.

If you need any advice or information about these issues, contact the CRU via or via telephone 6166 8308.