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The Royal Women’s Hospital

Australia’s largest specialist obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal paediatric hospital.

The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne is Australia’s largest specialist obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal paediatric hospital as well as one of Australia's major teaching hospitals. Pratt Philanthropies have provided significant funding to support research advancements and innovative service delivery initiatives.

The Royal Women’s Hospital, established in 1856, is Australia’s largest specialist hospital caring for women and newborn babies. Each year, The Women’s cares for women from 165 countries, who speak 60 different languages and follow 42 religious faiths.

Since 1998, Pratt Philanthropies have supported the Women’s through a variety of initiatives, particularly in mental health care and research. This is in line with the Pratt Philanthropies’ 25 years of commitment to mental health services.

Milestones

  • 2006: The Victorian Fetal Therapy Service was established with a donation of $700,000 from The Pratt Foundation.
  • 2006-2011: The Pratt Foundation announced a $2.5 million grant to establish the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
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