Royal Hobart Hospital


We acknowledge and respect Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which we work and live, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania’s largest hospital and the major referral centre. As the major centre of clinical teaching and research, it has a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.

The RHH provides acute, sub-acute, mental health and aged care inpatient and ambulatory services to a population of approximately 250,000 people in the southern region.

A comprehensive range of general and specialty medical, as well as surgical services are provided. These include many state-wide services such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, extensive burns treatment, hyperbaric medicine, neonatal & paediatric intensive care and high risk obstetrics.

The RHH provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Emergency Department (ED), and critical care Intensive Care Unit (including cardiothoracic intensive care), and a High Dependency Unit.

The RHH has been serving the community on its current site for 200 years and has undergone a number of redevelopments since its establishment, culminating with the opening of K block in 2020. K-block provides world-class facilities, which will benefit our community in years to come.