A journey through time

This year marks a significant milestone for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), as we celebrate 150 years of wonderful achievements.

To commemorate this milestone and our rich history, we are pleased to share with you our new archives and collections website.

The RCH archives and collections form a large and invaluable record of the history of an important Australian paediatric institution. Spanning 150 years, the diverse collection comprises photographs, films, textiles and equipment, which convey the hospital’s beginnings, growth and innovations. Daily experiences of RCH staff and patients are vividly rendered by these historic materials.

We hope you enjoy exploring!

Visit the website

Your Stories

Well our story started in 2013 when we moved from Melbourne from Sydney after seeing Dr Francoise on TV after she had done a bone marrow transplant on a boy who had aplastic anaemia.

Our daughter Mapalo-Joy had sickle cell disease at the time. We bought a house in Melbourne and moved in November 2013. We were under the care of D. Anthea Greenway, now under Oncology team with Dr Dave Hughes.

The Royal Children Hospital became home to us as we would visit on very regular basis due to frequent sickle cell crises of our daughter. We have been admitted in different w...

There are many things that make four-year-old’s happy, like paw patrol, bowling, and eating ice cream, yet visiting the hospital doesn’t usually rank high on that list. However, Noah isn’t your average four-year-old. “I love the hospital because they’re all my best friends,” grins four-year-old Noah, with the deepest sincerity only a toddler can behold. And it’s a pretty big statement for a boy who has spent his whole life in and out of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Signs of Noah’s heart condition were picked up at mum Rhiannon’s 20 week antenatal scan...

Everyone Has A Story.

In 2020, the RCH will mark 150 years of caring, and to commemorate this incredible milestone, we’re calling on the community to share their own RCH story that will make up our history. From life-changing clinical care, to the nurses that put a smile on your face, we want to know what makes the RCH special to you.

Submit your memory today and help us tell 150 stories.

Share Your Story