Northern Territory’s Royal Darwin Hospital has been accredited at the same standard as a number of the country’s leading teaching hospitals.


Territory Health Minister Kon Vatskalis congratulated the hospital’s Division of Adult Medicine on achieving the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Level Three Accreditation status, the highest attainable by a teaching hospital.


“Territory children area already able to go from pre-school to being a fully qualified GP without leaving the NT – a monumental milestone,” Mr Vatskalis said.


Mr Vatskalis added that the accreditation forms part of strong training pathways being developed in the field of medicine in the Northern Territory.


The news comes as RDH celebrates its second year achieving a 100 per cent pass rate for trainee doctors sitting their specialist clinical exams.