Overview

Intensive Care support is provides constant, complex and detailed and provided in various acute, life-threatening conditions.

We understand that having a loved one in intensive care can be a stressful time. Our team is here for relatives and friends, as well as the patient, for support and information.

Please download our Intensive Care Unit patient information brochure (PDF, 1.43MB).

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The Intensive Care Unit at Epworth Eastern is an accredited level 3, 8-bed unit equipped to provide critical care services for conditions relating to all adult specialties. The Unit is supported by full-time medical fellows and consultant cover.

The facilities include management of:

  • Intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation
  • Invasive & non-invasive monitoring
  • Renal replacement therapies (CVVHD)
  • Ventilation

Epworth Eastern
Medical Director
03 9426 6349

Nurse Manager
03 8807 7275

Epworth Freemasons Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an accredited level 2, 8-bed Unit, with an additional separate 5-bed Telemetry Unit.

The Unit is supported by full-time medical fellows and on-call consultant cover, treating over 1,200 patients annually with a wide variety of medical problems.

Our ICU is a modern, bright and open facility with two single rooms (with en suites), with one equipped for isolation and 3 large 2-bed rooms.

Epworth Freemasons ICU provides care for an extensive array of adult patients, including respiratory, post-surgical, medical, gynaecological, obstetric and oncology.

The facilities include the management of:

  • Invasive & non-invasive monitoring
  • Renal replacement therapies (CVVHD)
  • Ventilation

Epworth Freemasons
03 9483 3833

The Epworth Geelong ICU provides level 3 care supporting post-surgical patients, admissions through emergency and external transfers. The ICU currently has 8 beds, with the capacity to expand to 12 in future.

ICU is located on Level 2 and accessible via Lift B only.

Epworth Geelong ICU capabilities include:

  • Complex multi-system life support for indefinite periods of time
  • Extracorporeal renal support services
  • Invasive cardiovascular monitoring
  • Mechanical ventilation

Epworth Geelong
Phone: 5271 7777

The Epworth Richmond ICU is an accredited level 3, 26-bed unit equipped to provide care for critically ill patients in all adult specialties. We continue to provide care for over 2500 patients every year.

This state of the art facility is the largest not-for profit Private Hospital ICU in the Southern Hemisphere providing care for the following specialties;

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Neuro/Neurosurgery
  • Complex Respiratory Cases
  • Multi-Organ Dysfunction
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Sepsis
  • Renal Failure
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Orthopedic
  • Thoracic and General Medicine

The department also provides a 24hr ICU Liaison Outreach Service catering for the hospitals deteriorating patients as well as transitioning patients from ICU to the wards. In 2018 we responded to over 4500 Medical Emergency Team calls.

The Epworth Richmond ICU has a large focus on research and has been involved in a number of multi-centered studies, and quality presentations. The unit is supported by a full time research coordinator.

The Unit is supported by full-time ICU Registrars, Consultant cover, ICU Director and Nurse Unit Manager. It offers a successful training program for Intensive Care Medical Staff under the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM), as well as Post-Graduate Training for Nursing Staff through Deakin University.

Epworth Richmond
Phone: 03 9506 3100 or 9506 3130
*If the above numbers are not available, please call the main switchboard on 03 9426 6666

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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