Your care journey

At Epworth our patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Supported by world-class facilities, we integrate clinical practice with education and research to deliver outstanding patient care each and every day.

For patients

Planning for your care

This section contains important information to help you prepare for your admission to Epworth.

Planning for your care

Epworth Medical Imaging

At Epworth Medical Imaging, prompt access plus 24-hour report turnaround means rapid diagnosis, faster treatment and better health outcomes. Our team of highly skilled radiologists and dedicated staff deliver a patient-centred service founded on compassion, accuracy and efficiency.
Planning for your care

Our locations

Our team offers exceptional patient care 24 hours a day, seven days week. Our highly-trained and dedicated staff deliver specialist services at 11 convenient locations across Melbourne and Geelong.
Planning for your care

Pathology and collection centres

Epworth Pathology provides quality pathology services to doctors and patients at Epworth Hospitals around Melbourne and Geelong. Epworth Pathology is an affiliation of Melbourne Pathology and Epworth. Your pathology tests can be performed at any Epworth Pathology or Melbourne Pathology branch throughout Melbourne and Geelong.

Planning for your care

Your healthcare rights and responsibilities

Epworth endorses the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. The Charter describes what you, or someone you care for, can expect when receiving health care.

These rights apply to all people in all places where health care is provided in Australia. This includes public and private hospitals, day procedure services, general practice and other community health services.

For patients

During your care

The general stages of your stay in hospital are explained in the following section.
During your care

Rehabilitation and you

Life can throw us many challenges that affect the body and mind.

Whether you are preparing for medical treatment or surgery (prehab), recovering from an illness, injury or surgical procedure or managing a chronic illness, rehabilitation gives you strength and confidence to make sure that you can live up to your true potential.

During your care

Family and visitor information

At Epworth, we understand that having a loved one in hospital can be an emotional time. The following information for families and visitors is designed to make your time spent with us as easy as possible.
During your care

Volunteer services 

Epworth runs a volunteer program, which helps provide support to all of our hospitals and patients. Our volunteers can help patients in a number of ways.
During your care

À La Carte dining

À La Carte dining is available at Epworth Geelong and Epworth Richmond, allowing patients to select from a wide variety of healthy meals at a time of their choosing.

Patients have a wider variety of food to choose from, ordered via their bedside Point of Care terminal and freshly cooked to order by our chefs.

Alcohol can be ordered with the permission of your treating doctor.

Epworth has teams of highly experienced chefs across all sites, working to prepare a wide range of meals from seasonal produce.

If you have any dietary requirements, these can be readily accommodated by advising your doctor and our staff of any requirements you may have prior to admission.

For patients

Continuing your care

The following information is designed to help continue your care after your time at Epworth.
Continuing your care

Supporting your loved ones at home

When taking your loved one home after a stay in hospital, we recommend staying with them to help their recovery for the remainder of the day and overnight.
Continuing your care

Rehabilitation at Epworth

Epworth provides specialist rehabilitation services from a number of hospitals across Melbourne and Geelong.
Continuing your care

Staying well

Find health, well-being and lifestyle resources that are updated regularly. These resources cover a wide range of health topics to keep you informed and on top of your health. 
Epworth Medical Foundation

Giving

When you donate to the Epworth Medical Foundation (EMF), your generosity is used to directly benefit Epworth’s patients.

More than half of all medical equipment at Epworth HealthCare is funded by EMF, and 80 percent of Epworth’s medical research.