Medical Advisory Committees (MACs) are based at Epworth Cliveden/Epworth Freemasons (combined MAC), Epworth Eastern, Epworth Geelong, Epworth Rehabilitation (including Epworth Brighton, Epworth Camberwell, Epworth Hawthorn and Epworth Richmond Rehabilitation) and Epworth Richmond.

A Group Medical Advisory Council (GMAC) is made up of representatives from each of the divisional MACs.

The GMAC, a sub-committee of the Epworth Board of Management, and its functions are prescribed by the Epworth Foundation By-Laws on medical appointments to practice, clinical governance and other matters relating to clinical care and management.

MACs and the GMAC focus on a number of different areas including:

  • advising on medical workforce plans
  • quality of care and referral of matters to relevant Clinical Institutes, where appropriate, for consideration and feedback
  • medical engagement and satisfaction
  • strategic and operational development of Epworth from a medical perspective, including approval of new interventional procedures for Tier C.