Overview of Epworth sites and services
Epworth HealthCare has 11 sites and hospitals. This chapter covers relevant information and links to the range of Epworth services.
Clinical governance and key contacts
Who’s who in clinical governance and support, including executives, medical directors, Medical Advisory Committees (MACs), Clinical Institute directors.
This covers medical specialist appointments, credentialing and scope of practice.
Medical specialist benefits
Medical specialist expectations
This covers confidentiality, conflict resolution and harassment and bullying, ethical standards, medical registration, indemnity insurance, values and behaviours and working with children certificate.
On-call and rostering
Participation in on-call rosters is an integral contribution rostered specialists make to the provision of safe quality care.
This covers antimicrobial stewardship, ARIA medical oncology information system - chemotherapy prescribing, discharge medication orders, duration of medication orders, national inpatient medication chart (NIMC), paediatric prescribing, telephone and verbal orders and venous thromboembolism.
Admitting and discharging
This covers admissions, discharge, financial inclusions/exclusions, management of patients when you are unavailable, mental health services, obstetric/antenatal patients and paediatric services.
Medical record documentation
Medical record documentation is a crucial form of communication between medical, allied health and administrative staff. The quality of this information impacts patient medical are and hospital funding.
Bookings of surgery
This covers consent, doctor responsibilities, patient responsibilities, preoperative verification, responsibilities, scheduling a theatre list and surgical assistants.
Hand hygiene is the single most effective intervention to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections.
Adverse events reporting
Epworth is committed to improving performance and ensuring effective management of corporate and clinical risks associated with the occurrence of clinical, non-clinical and staff related incidents or injuries and compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
Clinical audits and multidisciplinary meetings
Clinical audits are routinely undertaken in conjunction with the various Clinical Institute to improve our level of care.
Research at Epworth
Epworth continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs by promoting and supporting investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and further developing national and international industry associations and government relations.
Epworth Medical Foundation
EMF is a philanthropic trust, raising much-needed funds to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.