Wednesday 9 September 2020 marks 150 years of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne.
In 1870 Doctors Smith and Singleton had a vision to help sick and injured children – free of all charge. They, together with a volunteer Ladies Committee worked hard to raise the funds needed to establish the hospital, opening its doors on 9 September 1870 with just six beds.
The RCH has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the world’s great hospitals for children. It’s a story of thousands of heroes (celebrated and unknown) whose tenacity and commitment has created a much-loved institution, with a place in the heart of all Victorians. Together, we are all a part of something special, and regardless of where you are on this historic day, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us.
There are many ways you can get involved:
Thank you for celebrating this momentous occasion with us!