Services & Amenities
Quiet and Reflection Rooms
There are a number of quiet rooms available throughout the hospital, these are located on most levels. These rooms may be used for quiet meditation, prayer or a place to away from the ward to be able to gather your thoughts. Ward staff are able to direct you to the nearest quiet room and ensure that the room is available.
Chaplains are able to visit you on the ward. Please ask a member of staff if you require this.
Justice of the Peace
There are many Justices of the Peace (JPs) on staff. If you need the service of a JP, please ask one of the ward staff. Volunteer services also provide Justice of the Peace services, please ask the Concierge at the front entrance.
There is an ATM inside the hospital foyer (located on Level 5 off Missenden Road).
The Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac and ANZ all have branches on King Street, Newtown.
The closest public pharmacy or chemist is in the RPA Main Hospital foyer. There is also a Pharmacy at the RPA Medical Centre on Carillon Avenue. Alternatively, there are pharmacies on King Street and in the Broadway Shopping Centre.
Cafes, restaurants and shopping
The Jacaranda Café (the hospital cafeteria) has a full range of food and drinks and is situated on level 4 of The Main Hospital building.
Local supermarkets, stores and eateries are located on Missenden Road, King St, and the Broadway Shopping Centre.
There is a newsagent at RPA inside the Main Hospital foyer located on Level 5.
There is an Australia Post Office located on the corner of Missenden Road and Johns Hopkins Drive (next to the convenience store and Emergency Department).
If you live more than 100 kilometres from RPA, you are able to claim some reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs through a government assistance program (IPTAAS - Isolated Patients Travel Assistance Scheme).
For more information, call 02 9716 7284, your local IPTAAS office or the RPA Hospital Social Work Department on 02 9515 9902.
Following your discharge, for patients requiring daily medical and/or nursing assistance, accommodation can be arranged at local hospitals including Strathfield Private and Metropolitan Rehabilitation. These accommodation options are offered on a short-term basis.
Accommodation for family, carers and support people can be found at the several hotels and motels within walking distance of RPA. A list of local accommodation options is available here.