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

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