We have a proud history of delivering exceptional patient care and through the opening of our new oncology ward, this will continue.
- 25,000 oncology treatments across Epworth last year
- $162 million dollar redevelopment of Epworth Eastern
- 20 extra single oncology beds
A larger oncology ward has opened at Epworth Eastern, as part of a $162 million redevelopment.
The first patients have been admitted to the brighter, modern oncology ward on Level 4 of the new East Wing Tower. It features 20 more single beds, providing enhanced patient privacy and more space.
The oncology ward cares for patients throughout their cancer treatment, providing ongoing management, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care. Epworth Eastern also offers a wide range of specialist nursing and allied health support, such as a palliative care nurse, breast care nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietitian services and pastoral care.
Kerry May, Executive General Manager, Epworth Eastern, says the oncology team looks forward to offering a greater level of care by providing additional capacity for medical oncology services.
“We have a proud history of delivering exceptional patient care and through the opening of our new oncology ward, this will continue. The ward will offer new levels of services and improve the experiences and outcomes for our patients,” Mrs May said.
“The Epworth Eastern redevelopment team has worked closely with our oncology team, to ensure a smooth transition to this new ward.”
The $162 million dollar redevelopment of Epworth Eastern was undertaken in partnership NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT.
Photo: Leonie is the first patient to be treated in the new Epworth Eastern oncology ward.