COVID-19 update from the Royal Melbourne Hospital

  6 April 2020  The Royal Melbourne Hospital   |   Third party content – view disclaimer


The Royal Melbourne Hospital is seeking expressions of interest for staff and volunteers in a range of areas to assist with our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These areas include:

  • nursing
  • medical professionals including medical students
  • cleaners
  • food services assistants
  • nursing assistants, health assistants, nursing students and clinical assistants
  • management and administration professionals with health care experience
  • volunteers
    • drivers
    • home deliveries
    • phone support

Visit the Royal Melbourne Hospital website for more information and to register your interest.

Outpatient appointments

As part of our response to COVID-19 we have made some changes to our outpatient appointments. We are reducing the number of face-to-face consultations and replacing them with video or telephone call.

Patients are being contacted to let them know about the new arrangements. GP telehealth appointments will not occur due to the current high volume of patient-only telehealth appointments.

Notification of COVID-19 test results

GPs are now being notified when their patients are seen in the COVID-19 screening clinic. An Emergency Department treatment summary is automatically sent to the GP via Argus or fax.

GPs can access their patient’s pathology results by registering to use the AUSCARE viewer.

Contact for general practice enquiries

The Royal Melbourne Hospital GP Liaison service is available Monday – Friday to answer all queries on 03 8387 2161 or email

With the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by The Royal Melbourne Hospital. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.