About Us

Our Hospital

You would be hard pressed to find a Queenslander without a story to tell about the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). Throughout its long and distinguished history, the hospital has treated millions of people, saved countless lives, welcomed over half a million babies, and trained generations of leading healthcare professionals.

The hospital is at the forefront of internationally acclaimed medical research and holds the title of the largest teaching hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. The RBWH has the potential to become a world leader in the provision of healthcare, education, training and research.

In 2019, RBWH’s 8,000 multidisciplinary staff provided more than one million episodes of high-quality healthcare to patients, including:

In 2019, RBWH’s 8,000 multidisciplinary staff provided more than one million episodes of high quality healthcare to patients, including:

More than

81,772

emergency
department visits

More than

153,023

cancer care treatments, consultations, and admissions

More than

27,500

surgical interventions

More than

4,797

babies delivered

Our Foundation

RBWH Foundation (the Foundation) .... the charity behind the cause.

Although RBWH is part of Queensland Health, funding from the government is limited and there is often no available budget for certain equipment, training and research that will ensure the Royal remains at the forefront of patient care, and on the leading edge of new technology and treatment methods.

The Foundation’s role is to fill this funding gap. All money raised by the Foundation is used to fund research on campus, purchase vital pieces of equipment, provide resources for patient comfort, and enable key health professionals to attend additional training programs, conferences and seminars.

To raise these funds, the Foundation relies heavily on the support of the community. Your contribution will allow RBWH to build on its achievements of the last 150 years, to create an internationally acclaimed medical facility dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the local community, while making an impact worldwide.