Mercy Hospital for Women

Specialist Hospital/Clinic | Melbourne, Australia

Hospital description

This hospital offers PJ and Famulatur placements

Mercy Hospital for Women provides public and private care and the hospital has been dedicated to the treatment of women’s health, childbirth and infant health since the 1970s. This hospital specialises in maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services and is has one of four neonatal intensive care units in metropolitan Melbourne. More than 5,000 babies are born at the Mercy Hospital for Women each year, making it Melbourne’s second largest obstetric hospital. It is also a tertiary referral centre for obstetric patients, and therefore treats women with high risk medcial conditions and babies of extreme prematurity. Despite these high risk care requirements, the hospital has the lowest perinatal mortality rate of any hospital in Victoria.

The hospital is also a teaching facility which has been accredited to Level Three – a specialist facility for obstetrics, gynaecology, oncology, neonatology and anaesthetics. The hospital is in the Heidelberg area, only 12 kilometres from the main city; it was moved to this location in 2005 after a fire in the basement of the original hospital made the old building unusable.

The hospital is part of the Mercy Health Group, a Catholic organisation founded by the Sisters of Mercy to ensure that healthcare is available to all people, no matter their financial background. Mercy hospitals are focussed on training and provide nationally recognised training courses in Australia.

Applications for this elective are through the University of Melbourne; to find out more about the Obstetrics and Gynaecology elective with this university, please click here.


Hospital type Specialist Hospital/Clinic
Local language English
Funding Status Private


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