Intensive Care



Some patients will need the special support of Intensive Care—either post-operatively or upon admission—which is constant, complex, detailed health care provided in various acute, life-threatening conditions. Epworth has Intensive Care Units at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Richmond.

 

Special training is necessary to provide intensive care. This area of medicine requires the most profound commitment and knowledge from carers, nurses and doctors, and we are extremely proud of both our very modern facilities across various campuses and also of our passionately dedicated our staff that work in this most skilled of all medical areas.

 

We are also particularly sensitive to the needs of relatives and friends of patients undergoing intensive care, recognising that they may need extensive emotional support, and higher levels of information, delivered courteously and patiently.

 


Locations

Epworth Eastern

The Intensive Care Unit (Critical Care) is an accredited level 3, 8-bed unit equipped to provide critical care services for conditions relating to all adult specialties. The Unit is supported by full-time medical fellows and consultant cover.

 

The facilities include the management of:

 

  • Ventilation

  • Renal replacement therapies (CVVHD)

  • lntra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation

  • Invasive & non-invasive monitoring

 

Medical Director

03 9426 6349

 

Nurse Manager

03 8807 7275​


Epworth Freemasons

Epworth Freemasons Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an accredited level 2, 8-bed Intensive Care, with an additional separate 5 bed Telemetry Unit.  Treating over 1,200 patients annually with a wide variety of medical problems, the team continually strives to provide the very best of Medical and Nursing care both in the ICU and throughout the hospital. The unit is supported by full-time medical fellows and on-call consultant cover.

 

Our Intensive Care Unit is a modern, bright and open facility with two single rooms (with en suites), with one equipped for isolation, and 3 large 2-bed rooms. 

 

Epworth Freemasons Intensive Care Unit provides care for an extensive array of adult patients, including respiratory, post-surgical, medical, gynaecological, obstetric and oncology.

 

The facilities include the management of:


  • Ventilation

  •  

  • Renal replacement therapies (CVVHD)

  •  

  • Invasive & non-invasive monitoring

 

Unit Manager

Phone 03 9483 3300

 

Prospective medical appointments should contact:

Unit Co-Directors

03 9387 1000


Epworth Richmond

The Intensive Care Unit is an accredited level 3, 15-bed unit equipped to provide critical care services for conditions relating to all adult specialties. The Unit is supported by full-time medical fellows and consultant cover.

 

The facilities include the management of:

 

  • Ventilation, including non-invasive ventilation

  • Renal replacement therapies (CVVHD) and plasmapheresis

  • Intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation

  • Invasive & non-invasive monitoring

 

Phone 03 9426 6391 or 03 9426 6392.

 

If the above numbers are not available, please call the main switchboard on 03-9426 6666.​