Technology and Equipment
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation supports the purchase of life-changing and life-saving equipment and technology used in direct patient care and surgical procedures across many departments of The Royal Melbourne Hospital. First rate equipment and leading edge technology helps the Royal Melbourne enhance the quality of health care provided to all patients.
For our patients, access to leading edge technology provides a range of benefits including faster diagnosis, less invasive surgical procedures and reduced hospital stays. Access to more detailed medical information can even prevent the need for surgery or other invasive procedure. For example, advanced portable ultrasound imaging equipment allows our doctors to assess critical care patients in the Emergency Department enabling them to get the right treatment faster.
The Foundation also proudly supports equipment designed to improve the experience of hospitals for our patients and their families. This can include high/low beds which decrease the risk of falling for older patients, comfortable bedside chairs and improved visitors areas for each ward to enable visitors to stay longer with their relatives. Equipment and technology to improve the rehabilitation process for patients following stroke, heart attack and other major debilitating diseases is also an area of focus for the Foundation.