News

  • New trial offers PBS relief for patients
  • 20 March 2019
  • An Australian global clinical trial led by Professor Miles Prince AM has seen a breakthrough drug being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).  Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced recently at Epworth Richmond that cruc

  • Private Health Insurance reforms – from 1 April 2019
  • 06 March 2019
  • Government reforms that help make private health insurance easier for Epworth patients to choose the best cover for them and their families come into effect 1 April 2019.​ Most of the reforms come into effect from 1 April 2019, but some are alrea

  • Happy New Year from Epworth Eastern
  • 12 February 2019
  • Thank you to our wonderful doctors who helped us celebrate Chinese New Year, The Year of the Pig.  Held at Plume Restaurant at Doncaster, guests were treated to a delicious Chinese New Year menu and an outstanding performance by traditional Ch

  • In the right place at the right time
  • 24 January 2019
  • As reported in the following news sources today, Balwyn couple Laura Slavin and Ben Hudson did not expect to welcome their firstborn baby boy Oliver Leonard, at their first antenatal class at Epworth Freemasons.  Read the full story on Herald Sun

  • New drug on PBS for chronic kidney disease patients
  • 18 January 2019
  • Epworth Nephrologist, Professor Ian Fraser welcomed the Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, to Epworth Richmond on Thursday 20 December 2018 for the Federal government announcement of the drug Tolvaptan (Brand name Jinarc) being put on the PBS.

  • Hospital’s towering addition
  • 10 December 2018
  • Epworth Eastern expansion to include emergency department. A second emergency department will service Box Hill as Epworth Eastern undergoes a massive expansion. Demolition has started to make way for a 14-storey tower to be built nex

  • Brave Patient Receives Innovative 3D Surgery
  • 04 December 2018
  • Please follow this inspirational story that was broadcast on Channel NINE news last night.   https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/12/03/15/28/cancer-patient-receives-world-first-reconstructive-procedure?ocid=Social-9NewsM​ Patient Anelia

  • 3D surgical implant restores Anelia’s smile
  • 03 December 2018
  • A revolutionary 3 D implant has helped an Epworth patient complete her recovery from earlier surgery that removed a rare form of Osteosarcoma in her upper jaw. Over many months, Dr George Dimitroulis and his colleagues helped rebuild Ane

  • Epworth supports My Health Record legislation
  • 01 December 2018
  • Opt in or opt out at any time: Epworth supports My Health Record legislation strengthening privacy and security The opt-out period for My Health Record has been

  • Epworth Eastern demolition underway
  • 14 November 2018
  • Epworth Eastern’s expansion and redevelopment isunderway with the demolition of vacant flats located adjacent to the hospital commencing this week; making way for the construction of the brand new 14-storey East Wing Tower.   Exec

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