The Royal Darwin Hospital is located in the northern suburbs of Darwin overlooking the Arafura and Timor seas. It is a University teaching hospital with 343 beds. It provides a broad range of services in all specialty areas to the Darwin urban population as well as serving as a referral centre to the whole Top End of the Northern Territory. The population serviced by the hospital is approximately 140,000. Our vision is to be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for the provision of high quality healthcare to our community and fulfil our role as the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.
Royal Darwin Hospital is accredited by the Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council on behalf of the Medical Board of the Northern Territory for intern and junior medical officer training, and has an active clinical training program for pre-vocational trainees and registrars. There is a strong commitment to work with junior medical officers on their career pathways with an aim to provide appropriate clinical terms and experiences to achieve their chosen vocational training. Pre-vocational pathways include, one designed to offer a general but well rounded experience leading to a diverse range of vocational training, as well as tailored pathways leading to specific vocational programs. The hospital is accredited to provide supervision and training for International Medical Graduates. There is a strong clinical focus on Indigenous health and infectious diseases.
Royal Darwin Hospital works closely with the other hospitals in the Northern Territory. Rotations are available to Alice Springs Hospital as well as the rural hospitals (Gove, Katherine and Tennant Creek) always ensuring appropriate supervision and training are available.
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