Five Australian hospitals make the global Top 100


By David Rowley

15 Apr 2019

Three Melbourne hospitals and one each from Sydney and Brisbane have made the Top 100 in the first international rankings of hospitals published by US magazine Newsweek.

The list was compiled from 1000 hospitals worldwide based on “recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators”.

No Australian hospital made the global top 10, but four hospitals were included in the top 100 list (which was not ranked):

  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • The Alfred, Melbourne
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus

The other hospitals in the top 100 list included 21 US hospitals, nine from Canada, 10 from the United Kingdom, 11 from France, 10 from Germany and 10 apiece from Japan and South Korea and four from Switzerland.

The top 3 hospitals globally were;

  1. Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN, USA
  2. Cleveland Clinic – USA
  3. Singapore General Hospital

In an explanation of its methodology Newsweek said it was compiled based on surveys of 40,000 doctors, hospital managers and other healthcare professionals, patient experience surveys and  KPIs “from a variety of public sources…for most of the countries”.

An additional top “specialised” hospitals list named eight Australian institutions:

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide

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