Queensland Health
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston QLD, Australia

Our Hospital and Health Service

 Delivering outstanding health services is just one of the ways that we care for our community. Our passion for people is reflected in the way we do our work and live our values every day. We value and nurture our team members so that they can provide quality value-based care to our patients across our diverse organisation. Our focus on Value Based Healthcare means we expect our staff to deliver the care the patient needs, no more and no less, to achieve the best quality of life for our community. This passion fuels our collaborative culture of innovation and research.

 We embrace the diversity of local and greater communities as we provide services to people throughout Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory, in all major health specialities including medicine, surgery, mental health, cancer care, trauma, women’s and newborn care, and more than 30 sub-specialities. Metro North services include rural, regional and tertiary hospitals, and community and oral health services.

 Our diverse Health Service provides a wide variety of rewarding career paths across our tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, secondary hospitals, community health centres, residential and extended care facilities and regional community hospitals. We expect our staff and volunteers to translate our values into action through providing high quality connected care that is relevant, efficient and respectful of our patients’ needs and wishes. Our people are passionate about our community and patients with a focus on putting people first. Come and work where people are at the centre of everything we do and your contribution is truly valued.

 Please visit our website for additional information about Metro North. http://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/

Additional Information: About Women’s and Newborn Services


Our Vision

To hold paramount the women, babies and families within our care.


To be a leader and centre of excellence in women’s and newborn healthcare through collaborative patient centred care, teaching, research, partnerships and innovation.


Women’s and Newborn Services (WNS) provide a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care to women and babies in Queensland. Key clinical services provided by the service line include:

  • Neonatology
  • NeoRESQ
  • Maternity
  • Obstetric Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Breast Health

Subspecialties/units have expanded to include;

  • The RBWH Milk Bank
  • Healthy Hearing
  • Lactation Service
  • Centre for Advanced Prenatal Care (CAPC)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)
  • Obstetric Review Centre (ORC)
  • Birth Suite/Centre models of care including Midwifery Group Practice/Team Midwifery
  • Ngarrama Royal
  • Private Practice Midwives (PPM)
  • Obstetric – Cardiac Diseases in Pregnancy Service
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Clinic


  • Urogynaecology
  • Paediatric Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Women’s Day Therapy Unit
  • The Queensland Trophoblastic Centre
  • Continence Service


WNS is actively involved in the advancement in services in Research and Education and has a strong connection with multiple universities and training organisations in the provision of a tertiary service. The service line provides an accredited RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists) training program in obstetrics and gynaecology and FRACP in Neonatal/Perinatal Sub Committee Accreditation from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The service line also provides an accredited RACP/SOMANZ training program in obstetric medicine.


In the 2018-2019 financial year, there were 75,829 outpatient services provided and 21,568 discharged patients. Of these patients:


  • 602 emergent medical treatments
  • 590 had elective medical treatments
  • 15,525 other medical treatments
  • 3,197 had elective surgery procedures
  • 356 emergency surgery procedures performed
  • 1,287 had other surgery conducted
  • 4,696 babies were born which is a decrease of 108 from previous year
  • 550 Neonatal Retrievals with a total of 559 patients transferred to various centres, 219 of those patients were admitted to RBWH NICU.

 In 2018-2019 WNS had 820 multi-disciplinary staff employed (MOHRI Occupied Headcount). This multidisciplinary team collaborates extensively with local health care providers to improve the delivery of service within the community setting