Royal Hobart Hospital


Personal mail is delivered  to the ward daily. Incoming mail should be addressed as follows:

Name of Patient and ward number/name
Royal Hobart Hospital
GPO BOX 1061


Bring any medications and supplements that you take, or have taken recently, with you to hospital. This includes anything that you may have purchased from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food store. This will assist the medical staff to make an appropriate assessment of your future drug therapy requirements. Please also bring any eye drops, puffers, patches or creams/ointments that you are using. These medications will be checked by hospital staff and stored safely until you are ready to leave. Do not take your own medications while you are an inpatient unless specifically told to by a RHH nurse, pharmacist or doctor. The RHH provides the majority of the medications you will require. When you are discharged, (or when you attend as an outpatient), you will receive up to one month’s supply of medication. This will give you time to visit your local doctor to arrange further

There is a co-payment fee for medications dispensed by the Pharmacy Department for patients at discharge and when seen in an outpatient clinic.

Co-payments are based on the cost of the medication and whether the patient possesses a valid concession or entitlement card.

Pharmacy provides patients with an invoice which needs to be paid within 30 days of receiving the medication. There are several payment options, which are detailed on the invoice.

Meals and Dietary Requirements

You will be provided with a choice of meals and a variety of menu plans. Menus are delivered with breakfast and collected between 9:30am - 12:00 noon. Some patients may be prescribed a special diet by their doctor as part of their treatment. If you are normally on a special diet at home or have a specific food allergy, please tell the nursing staff.

Meal times are:

Breakfast          7:00am to 8:00am
Morning Tea       10:00am
Lunch               12:00 noon to 1:00pm
Afternoon Tea     3:00pm
Evening Meal      5:00pm to 6:00pm
Supper             7:00pm

A hot beverage is served at meal times.