Our strategic intent


In 2013, a strategic plan was developed to set the direction of the organisation through to 2017.  Epworth has grown considerably and has made significant progress on the objectives set for this time. The time has come for us to revisit these objectives, to explore ways to further strengthen and contextualise our approach for 2018 through to 2022.  In considering the vision for the future, it is important that our strategy for the coming years is responsive to the changing landscape of healthcare and our community, including how people would like to access our services, the type of services they are seeking, and how we can support their health and wellbeing.

With respect to planning our future services, our strategy will continue to be underpinned by a conviction that patients remain at the centre of all we do.  Our strategy will develop over the coming months, with a with a view to launching our new strategy in July 2018.


Strategic plan 2014 – 2017


A strategic plan helps guide an organisation in the direction it wishes to head. At Epworth this means setting clear objectives that enable our staff and doctors to contribute to our common goal of delivering excellence in patient care.  We continue to review the plan to ensure we stay on track to reach our goals, and help us to explore ways to strengthen our approach.

Our current vision  The Epworth Experience – consistently delivering excellent patient-centred care with compassion and dignity.  


Our commitment to this vision has provided us with the objective of being the leading patient-centred and academic healthcare organisation in Victoria. 

We’ve redeveloped our visual to tell the story of our strategy, clearly placing patients at the centre of all we do.


Our focus on areas of patient experience, safe systems of care, quality outcomes for patients, research achievements, education activity and clinical change through the translation of research and education into clinical practice, will see us achieve this goal.


To achieve our strategic intent, we have implemented a range of initiatives, including Epworth Excellence. The Epworth Excellence program is a group-wide initiative to provide exceptional care and service, achieve excellent outcomes for patients, and ensure Epworth is a great place to work for staff, volunteers and doctors.