Visiting hours - rehabilitation patients
Visitors for rehabilitation patients are welcome from:
4pm – 8pm Monday to Friday
1 pm – 8pm Saturday and Sunday
To visit outside these times please contact the ward/unit manager as patients may be attending therapy treatment between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Visiting hours - all other patients
For all other patients, visitors are welcome daily from:
11am – 1pm and
3pm – 8pm
Rest is an important part of our patients' healing process. To ensure every patient has an opportunity to rest we have a dedicated rest period each day.
Our rest period is between 1pm - 3pm in all wards.
At the start and end of the rest period you will hear a harpist playing through the overhead audio system. We ask that all visitors work with our healthcare team to respect our Patient Rest Periods.
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. Quiet Hospitals Help Healing.
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.
Lilies are known to cause allergies and related symptoms in some people. In order to protect our patients, staff and visitors from this known allergen, Epworth does not allow lilies to be brought into any of our hospitals. All other flowers are welcome.
The EpiCentre Cafe
The EpiCentre Cafe is located on Level 2. The cafe sells an array of hot meals, sandwiches, snacks and drinks and is open Monday to Friday 6.45am–7pm and Saturday and Sunday 8.30am–6.30pm. The EpiCentre Cafe welcomes all patients and visitors. A fully vended service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Fasts Epis, located next to the café entrance, offers express coffee, drinks, food and newspapers during peak times.
Hudsons Coffee is situated in the foyer off Bridge Road. Light refreshments are available including a selection of coffees, hot and cold snacks, cakes and sandwiches.
Monday to Friday 7am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm.
Ngenious Floriade Florist services all Epworth campuses, seven days a week. The florist provides the highest quality flower arrangements with delivery to all Epworth hospitals, including free delivery to Epworth Richmond.
Orders for flowers can be arranged online or by telephoning 03 9426 6124 or 03 9421 5885 between 8.30am – 8.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm Saturday, and 10am – 7pm Sunday.
VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Diners Club are accepted.
Slade Pharmacy at Epworth Richmond offers comprehensive services to both visitors and patients. It is open seven days a week from 8am – 10pm.
The pharmacy can supply prescriptions, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and a wide range of nutritional and home healthcare products. Pharmacy staff are available to counsel patients on the correct use of drugs.
Accommodation for visitors
There are a range of accommodation options for visitors to Melbourne within walking distance or a short tram/taxi ride of Epworth Richmond. Download a detailed listing.
Please note that rates are subject to change without notice and should be confirmed before making a booking.