Best Hospitals – Australia

World's Best Hospital 2020

Since its founding in February 1933, Newsweek has reported on advances in medicine, science and the search for good health—and good care. We know that dealing with a health crisis or a worrisome diagnosis, whether for yourself or a family member, can be overwhelming, and that knowing where to turn can lessen the stress. That's why, for the second year in a row, Newsweek partnered with global data research company Statista Inc. to rank the leading hospitals in 21 countries. This version also introduces the Board of Global Experts, an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project.

If you were asked to name the world's best hospitals, you might well have mentioned the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and the University Hospital, Zurich. You might not have thought of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm or Singapore General. But the researchers and experts who help build this authoritative list are keenly aware of what's going on in hospitals around the globe, and they can, with confidence, identify the ones that set the standard for excellent care. The table below shows the Global Top 100 Hospitals, #1-50 are ranked based on recommendations, #51-100 are listed alphabetically. If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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RankHospitalWebsiteScoreCityHospital BedsFootnote
1Royal Melbourne Hospital - Parkvillehttps://www.thermh.org.au/90.7%Melbourne 571
2The Alfredhttps://www.alfredhealth.org.au/90.0%Melbourne 638
3Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospitalhttps://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh/89.5%Brisbane 1,000
4Royal Prince Alfred Hospitalhttps://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/89.4%Sydney 911
5St Vincent's Hospital - Fitzroyhttps://www.svhm.org.au/88.3%Melbourne 880
6Royal North Shore Hospitalhttps://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Hospitals/RNSH/86.3%Sydney 713
7Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitalhttps://www.scgh.health.wa.gov.au/86.3%Perth 600
8Gold Coast University Hospitalhttps://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/hospitals-and-centres/gold-coast-university-hospital86.2%Gold Coast 870
9The Prince Charles Hospitalhttps://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/tpch/86.1%Brisbane 630
10Princess Alexandra Hospitalhttps://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital86.1%Brisbane 750
11St Vincent’s Hospital - Darlinghursthttps://www.svhs.org.au/85.4%Sydney 402
12Westmead Hospitalhttps://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Westmead-Hospital85.2%Sydney 958
13Monash Medical Centre - Claytonhttps://monashhealth.org/about-us/monash-health-sites/hospitals-and-major-sites/monash-medical-centre/84.1%Melbourne 640
14Austin Hospital - Heidelberghttp://www.austin.org.au/84.1%Melbourne 400
15Prince of Wales Hospitalhttps://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/prince-of-wales-hospital83.9%Sydney 450
16Royal Darwin Hospitalhttps://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/hospitals-health-services/royal-darwin-hospital/contact-royal-darwin-hospital83.7%Darwin 360
17The Townsville Hospitalhttps://www.townsville.health.qld.gov.au/83.3%Townsville 460
18St Vincent's Private - Sydneyhttps://www.svphs.org.au/82.9%Sydney 270
19The Wesley Hospitalhttp://wesley.com.au/about-us/the-wesley-hospital82.1%Brisbane 538
20Mater Hospital Brisbanehttp://www.mater.org.au/mhb80.9%Brisbane 323
21John Hunter Hospitalhttp://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/john-hunter-hospital/Pages/Home.aspx80.8%Newcastle 650
22Prince of Wales Private Hospitalhttps://princeofwalesprivatehospital.com.au/80.2%Sydney 168
23Royal Adelaide Hospitalhttps://www.newrah.sa.gov.au/79.9%Adelaide 800
24Greenslopes Private Hospitalhttps://www.greenslopesprivate.com.au/79.2%Brisbane 676
25The Canberra Hospitalhttps://health.act.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-centres/canberra-hospital79.1%Canberra 600
26Flinders Medical Centrehttps://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+services/hospitals+and+health+services+metropolitan+adelaide/flinders+medical+centre/flinders+medical+centre79.0%Adelaide 580
27Auburn Hospitalhttps://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Auburn-Hospital77.4%Sydney 155
28North Shore Private Hospitalhttps://www.northshoreprivate.com.au/77.1%Sydney 313
29St Andrew's War Memorial Hospitalhttp://standrewshospital.com.au/77.0%Brisbane 250
30Concord Hospitalhttps://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concord/76.9%Sydney 750
31Royal Perth Hospital - Wellington Street Campushttps://rph.health.wa.gov.au/76.7%Perth 436
32Liverpool Hospitalhttps://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/liverpool/76.3%Sydney 855
33Western Hospital - Footscrayhttp://www.westernhealth.org.au/OurSites/WesternHospital/Pages/default.aspx76.2%Melbourne 290
34Darwin Private Hospitalhttp://www.darwinprivatehospital.com.au/76.2%Darwin 104
35The Bendigo Hospitalhttps://www.bendigohealth.org.au/76.0%Bendigo 724
36Werribee Mercy Hospitalhttps://health-services.mercyhealth.com.au/our-health-services/werribee-mercy-hospital/76.0%Werribee 298
37Cabrini Health - Malvernhttps://www.cabrini.com.au/patients-and-families/facilities-and-directions/cabrini-hospital-malvern/75.8%Melbourne 508
38Beleura Private Hospitalhttps://www.beleuraprivate.com.au/75.4%Mornington 157
39Sunshine Hospitalhttp://www.westernhealth.org.au/OurSites/SunshineHospital/Pages/default.aspx75.4%Melbourne 600
40Robina Hospitalhttps://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/hospitals-and-centres/robina-hospital75.3%Gold Coast 403
41Lismore Hospitalhttps://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/lismore-base-hospital/75.2%Lismore 260
42Gosford Hospitalhttps://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/contact/74.9%Gosford 484
43Fiona Stanley Hospitalhttps://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au/74.3%Perth 783

Licensing Information:

If your hospital is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.



Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospital Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.



Methodology:

The World's Best Hospitals 2020 ranking lists the best hospitals in 20 countries (and one city-state): United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

The rankings are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

Statista, in collaboration with trusted insurance provider GeoBlue, invited tens of thousands of medical professionals in the selected countries to an online survey from September to November 2019. The survey was also promoted on Newsweek.com.

The number of awards per country varied based on the number of hospitals and data availability. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded, with 300, and U.S. hospitals are also recognized with a best in state award.

Scores are comparable only between hospitals in the same country. The study includes a Global Top 100 list.

Specialized hospitals, like heart or cancer hospitals, are displayed in a separate list, sorted alphabetically.

Download the full methodology here.

Download the methodology overview here.



Footnotes:

1 - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center: These hospitals reported discrepancies in the medical KPI data that was used to determine scores. No medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. The score relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.

2 - kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum - München-Nord, Polyclinique du Parc Rambot - Provencale, Hôpital Bellevue, Clinique des Cèdres, Hôpital Emile Muller, Istituto Clinico Scientifico Maugeri - Veruno, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Ospedale Santa Croce e Carle, Ospedale Santa Croce di Fano, Ospedale San Luigi Gonzaga, Presidio di Conegliano, Ospedale Sant'Antonio di Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria, Ospedale Sant'Eugenio: No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.

3 - Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France, University Hospital Of Wales, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Brighton General Hospital, Withington Community Hospital, South West Acute Hospital, The Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo: No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.