Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, located in Sydney is one of Australia’s premier tertiary referral hospitals and is recognized as a worldwide leader in healthcare excellence and innovation. RPA is part of a network of hospitals within the Sydney Local Health District. It is the principal teaching hospital of the University of Sydney.

RPA medical and nursing staff have made some outstanding contributions to healthcare during its 135-year history, including these Australian-firsts:

  • First liver transplant
  • First aortic valve replacement
  • First nuclear medicine department
  • First use of triage nurses
  • First Perinatal Medicine Unit and first foetal heart monitor
  • First major Haemophilia Centre
  • First academic dermatology service
  • First Gynaecological Oncology unit in Australia
  • First psychiatric assessment unit for deaf and hearing impaired
  • First sleep disorders centre in Australia
  • First National Medical Cyclotron and Positron Emission Tomography Camera

RPA has a proud tradition of leading healthcare innovation and research in NSW, including:

  • The first open heart surgery in NSW
  • The first and only hospital in NSW to establish a Liver Transplant Unit
  • The first coronary angiography in NSW

About Westmead Hospital

Westmead Hospital is the principal referral hospital for western Sydney, renowned for its comprehensive, highly specialised and complex services provided to its community, statewide and nationally.

Patients come to Westmead Hospital for treatment of major trauma, bone marrow transplant, renal transplant, pancreas (islet) cell transplant, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, oral healthcare, radiation oncology, cardiology interventional services, cardiothoracic surgery, advanced gastroenterology, deep brain stimulation, neonatal intensive care, and services for adult eating disorders, complex epilepsy, complex dermatology, adult cystic fibrosis, and huntington disease.

Currently undergoing a $1.1 billion redevelopment program, Westmead Hospital together with its partners will be one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia.

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Westmead Hospital is known its for comprehensive and highly specialised services provided to the western Sydney community, statewide and nationally.

Patients come to Westmead Hospital for speciality services such as:

  • major trauma
  • bone marrow transplant
  • renal transplant
  • pancreas (islet) cell transplant
  • neurosurgery
  • interventional neuroradiology
  • the Westmead Centre for Oral Health
  • radiation oncology
  • cardiology interventional services
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • advanced gastroenterology
  • the Adult Eating Disorders Service
  • deep brain stimulation
  • the Complex Epilepsy Service
  • complex dermatology
  • neonatal intensive care
  • a cystic fibrosis service for adults
  • the NSW Huntington Disease Service.

Westmead Hospital is a member of the Westmead Health and Education Super Precinct, with close relationships to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the University of Sydney, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Currently undergoing a multimillion dollar rebuilding program, Westmead Hospital with its partners will be one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia.

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital has a 14 bed Paediatric Unit with four isolation rooms. The Unit caters for newborns to adolescents 16 years of age. The Unit provides general paediatric, orthopaedic, surgical, ENT and MRI services.

The Paediatric Unit is dedicated to the high quality medical and nursing management of children and their families. We have highly experienced and dedicated clinical staffs who are affiliated with both the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Randwick and Westmead). We also provide training for clinical staff from other tertiary level hospitals and universities including the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Tasmania. Parents and families are encouraged to participate in the care of their child. A sofa bed is provided at the bedside for one parent to stay overnight.

The Ward has an onsite Department of Education and Training school with qualified teachers who ensure continuation of educational activities whilst the child is in hospital.

Paediatric Outpatient Clinics

The Paediatric Department has weekly outpatient clinics for the follow up of patients discharged from the Emergency Department and the ward. In these clinics both simple and complex medical conditions are managed. In addition, the department is supported by the VMOs who see patients in their practices in the Bankstown local area.

Special Care Nursery

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital delivers more than 2200 babies per year. This is supported by a 10 bed special care nursery, which cares for term newborns and premature infants from 34 weeks gestation onwards.