Epworth Freemasons

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166 Clarendon Street

East Melbourne

VIC 3002


Phone: 03 9483 3833

Fax: 03 9419 6018



320 Victoria Parade

East Melbourne

VIC 3002


Phone: 03 9418 8188

 

Maternity booking fax:

03 9418 8388

 

Day procedure centre fax:

03 9418 8108



Epworth Freemasons operates on two sites in East Melbourne — Clarendon Street and Victoria Parade. Facilities include 224 overnight beds, 44 post natal suites, nine fully equipped delivery suites, a special care nursery, 10 operating theatres, a day procedure centre and an eight bed critical care unit.
 
As well as being one of Victoria's best maternity hospitals, Epworth Freemasons specialises in women’s and related health services including breast and gynaecological surgery.
 
Epworth Freemasons also offers comprehensive cancer care, and a full range of surgical services, including robotic assisted surgery.



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Clarendon Street operating suite


The operating suite at the Epworth Freemasons Clarendon Street has six theatres and a twelve bay post anaesthetic care unit. The latest da Vinci Si dual console surgical robot was installed in the newest theatre in mid-2011.


For further information, contact:

Perioperative Services Manager–Clarendon Street

Phone: 03 9483 3345



Day procedure centre


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade medical centre has a day procedure centre, with four operating theatres, an endoscopy room and a 22-bay recovery room. The day procedure centre is one of the largest and busiest of its kind in Melbourne.

Getting here


Epworth Freemasons is located across two sites:


166 Clarendon Street
East Melbourne
VIC 3002


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320 Victoria Parade

East Melbourne

VIC 3002


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Public transport


Take either tram 109, 42 or 34 and hop off at stop 15 on Victoria Parade. Alternatively, take tram 48 or 75 and hop off at stop 11 on Wellington Parade.
 
By train alight at either Jolimont / MCG station or Parliament Station.
 
Epworth Freemasons is a five minute walk up Clarendon Street from Jolimon station and a 15 minute walk through Fitzroy Gardens from Parliament station.



Parking


Epworth Freemasons is well served by metered parking in the surrounding streets. Please take note of time restrictions.
 
There is metered parking along Albert Street (opposite Fitzroy Gardens) and Victoria Parade (directly opposite the medical centre) at very affordable rates. No restrictions apply after 6.30pm.
 
Undercover parking at competitive rates is located under the Epworth Freemasons medical centre building on Victoria Parade. For the collection of patients there is 15 minute designated ‘patient pick-up’ area available on level 1 of the car park. There is metered parking in Victoria Parade and surrounding streets.
 
There are 15 and 30 minute limits immediately outside the hospital on Clarendon Street.



Pick up and drop off


Clarendon Street

Patients can enter Epworth Freemasons via the main entrance on Clarendon Street, which provides wheelchair access. There is a 15 minute parking area directly outside the main entrance and metered parking ranging from one to eight hours in the surrounding streets. Strict time restrictions do apply and patients and their relatives are advised to adhere to the restrictions at all times. If possible you should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to hospital.


Victoria Parade

Patients can enter the medical centre via the main entrance on Victoria Parade or via the western entrance for wheelchair access. A 15 minute free parking area is available on level 1 of the car park for the collection of day procedure patients.


Please note that day procedure patients will not be permitted to drive themselves home.



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Accommodation


Epworth Freemasons provides both private and shared room accommodation. There may be occasions where we are unable to accommodate your requests however we will endeavour to meet your needs as quickly as possible. Please speak with your nurse if your preference is for a private room. All rooms have a television and telephone.


 

Internet Access

 

Wireless internet access is available for patients in the maternity unit. Please refer to the bedside compendium in your room for further information.


 

Meals

 

Epworth Freemasons has an excellent reputation for the variety, presentation and nutritional quality of our meals. The dietitian and food services departments work together to cater for the special dietary needs of our patients.

 

We have a large range of special diets available to meet our patients’ individual nutritional needs and for those wishing to observe religious, cultural or personal principles.

 

Our Clarendon Street hospital offers a seven day cyclical menu with a wide variety of choices. Our Victoria Parade campus, which caters for our maternity patients, has an a la carte menu which also offers chef specials each day. Meals are also available for the patient’s partner. Both styles of menu provide excellent choice, nutritional value and flavour.

 

We provide our patients with a choice of meals that are cooked fresh in our kitchens using local quality ingredients. We also offer a morning tea, afternoon tea and supper.

 

Our menu monitors visit the wards numerous times per day to deliver and collect patient menus but are also available to assist patients with their meal selection. A dietitian is also available for those requiring further assistance or education to help meet their individual requirements.


 

Mail

 

Epworth Freemasons postal address is:

 

166 Clarendon Street

East Melbourne

VIC 3002

 

Incoming mail is sorted each morning and is delivered to each ward. For outgoing mail there is a mailbox at the reception desk that is cleared daily.


 

Telephone

 

Each bed has its own telephone. Please ask your nurse or ward receptionist to assist you in locating your direct telephone number.

 

Local calls can be made at any time and are free of charge. STD calls can also be made from your room and will be charged to your account. International calls are only available through the switchboard between 8am and 9.30pm daily and will also be charged to your account.


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Visiting hours


Visitors are welcome between the times below, seven days a week.


Clarendon Street visiting hours:

11am – 8pm daily


Maternity unit visiting hours:

2.30pm – 4pm daily

6.30pm – 8pm daily


Long visits may tire patients, so please show consideration and stay for short periods only. We also ask that visitors are considerate of other patients and keep noise levels low when visiting, and supervise children at all times.

In the interest of all patients, if you feel unwell or know you have a cold or flu please refrain from visiting until your health improves. Please encourage others to take similar protective measures.



Refreshments and meals


Freeo's Cafe Clarendon Street

Monday to Friday             7am – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday     9.30am – 6.30pm

Public holidays                9.30am – 6.30pm


Hudsons Coffee, ground floor of Medical Centre

Monday to Friday              7am – 9pm

Saturday                            7am – 4pm

Sunday                              7am – 2pm

 

 

Pharmacy


Two on site pharmacies are available, one at the Victoria Parade medical centre, the other at the Clarendon Street site, for patient pharmaceutical needs as well as a range of gifts for adults, children and new mothers. Gift wrapping is also available.

 

 

Accommodation for visitors

 

The list below details nearby accommodation options for family and visitors of patients at Epworth Freemasons.

 

Accommodation options - Epworth Freemasons

 

Rates are subject to change, call to confirm.



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Volunteering


Epworth HealthCare runs a volunteer program which provides support to all of our hospitals. Volunteers actively assist in the delivery of patient care through tasks ranging from directing visitors and delivering mail to admin support and keeping patients company.


Our volunteer services program aligns with Epworth HealthCare’s strategies, with a focus on:


  • patient care

  • meeting our commitment to enhance service delivery for patients and clients across all areas of the organisation

  • enabling our volunteers to be their best and give their best

  • volunteer satisfaction.


Learn more about Epworth's volunteer program.
 
All volunteers undergo full training and orientation prior to commencement. If you would like to enquire about volunteering opportunities across all our hospitals, please contact Frances Yucedag, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 9426 6217 or frances.yucedag@epworth.org.au.