Allied Health Specialties


Epworth HealthCare promotes an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. 

The following professionals are employed at Epworth in both acute and rehabilitation hospitals:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers 
  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists


Epworth’s team approach and commitment to excellence includes training and development. This ensures our staff remain at the forefront of their profession. 

We have an Allied Health Advisory Committee  to promote the development and appropriate credentialing of staff across all Allied Health fields. 


Contact us

For more information about Allied Health at Epworth, please contact:

Jo Goodridge

Allied Health Manager 

Epworth Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Phone: 03 9415 5747

Ben De Zoete

Richmond Physiotherapy and Acting Allied Health Manager

Epworth Richmond

Phone: 03 9426 6551

Catherine Carracher

Allied Health Manager

Epworth Geelong

Phone: 0428 788 834



Physiotherapists and Physical Educators use exercise prescription to maximise a patient's potential and aim to return them to the community as near to functioning at their pre-existing physical level as possible. These programs are provided as inpatient and outpatient services. Facilities at Epworth include hydrotherapy pools at Epworth Rehabilitation in Richmond Brighton and Camberwell.


​Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9591 9232

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4254

Epworth Eastern: 0466 150 603
Epworth Freemasons: 03 9483 3419

Epworth Hawthorn: 03 9415 5789

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 6065

Acute services

Epworth Eastern: 0466 150 603

Epworth Freemasons: 03 9483 3419

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 6065​

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists aim to maximise a patient’s function and safety, and wherever possible, facilitate return to a person’s usual activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include personal care, domestic and community tasks, leisure, work and driving.


Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9591 9285

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4142

Epworth Hawthorn: 03 9415 5781

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 8760

Acute s ervices

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 8721


The Epworth Dietetic Department provides a comprehensive range of nutritional services to inpatients and their families. Dietitians are available to consult on all aspects of nutrition including assessment, recommendations for nutritional management, implementation of therapeutic diets and/or nutrition support, nutritional counselling and education. Our aim is to assist in optimising each patient’s health, nutritional status and quality of life. The department also works closely with the food service department to meet the nutritional needs of all patients.


​Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9591 9247

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4156

Epworth Hawthorn: 0439 335 940

Epworth Richmond: 03 ​9426 6259​

Acute s​ervices

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 6122

Speech Pathology

Epworth's Speech Pathology team are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of communication, cognitive and swallowing impairments.


The department provides specialist services to ensure the recovery and wellbeing of people with difficulties arising from a variety of neurologic impairments and medical conditions. These impairments may occur following a stroke, head injury, dementia, neurosurgery, respiratory, head or neck cancer/surgery, tracheostomy and/or other medical conditions.


​Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9591 9242

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4125​

Epworth Hawthorn: 03 9426 8726

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 8726

Acute s​ervices

Epworth Freemasons: 0488 200 447​
Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 2630

Social Work

Social workers provide a service across the acute and rehabilitation areas of the hospital. Social workers assess the impact that the change in health status has had on the social situation of the patient and family.


This approach allows the treating team to adequately plan and organise the patient’s care and discharge based on their individual social needs. The focus is on family support and community integration.

​Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9591 9200

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4177

Epworth Eastern: 0411 260 097

Epworth Freemasons: 03 94833575

Epworth Hawthorn: 03 9415 5775

Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 6345​

Acute s​ervices

Epworth Eastern: 0411 260 097

Epworth Freemasons: 03 94833575
Epworth Richmond: 03 9426 6345


The Psychologists at Epworth are primarily involved with patients who are receiving rehabilitation following work or motor vehicle accidents or who have had a stroke or other neurological impairment. Psychologists work with inpatients, outpatients and people living in the community.


The Psychology Department is comprised of both Neuropsychologists and Clinical Psychologists.

​Rehabilitation services

Epworth Brighton: 03 9592 9200

Epworth Camberwell: 03 9805 4281

Epworth Hawthorn: 03 9415 5771

​Epworth Richmond: 03 9516 2710

Acute s​ervices

Epworth Richmond: 03 9516 2710​