Pastoral care


Pastoral care at Epworth HealthCare embraces both the secular and the sacred. We offer people the chance to express concerns or issues related to their overall spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing. Members of the pastoral care team can spend time with you, listening to you and offering support.


Pastoral care is offered to patients, families and staff by qualified pastoral care staff and chaplains. Support is offered regardless of religious or other beliefs and no attempt is made to intrude or impose particular beliefs.


Accredited visitors from various faith traditions visit regularly or on request. We attempt to offer timely and appropriate support, especially at times of acute anxiety and loss. We also want to ensure that the religious and cultural needs of all patients are met and respected.


Pastoral care at our hospitals

Epworth Eastern


Patients, family and friends are welcome to use the Sacred Space, located on Level 4 between wards 4 North and 4 South, for prayer, meditation or quiet time.

Pastoral care is available by staff request, direct call to extension 7345.

  • Phone: 03 8807 7345 or via the main reception 03 8807 7100

Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Cliveden

Pastoral Care is available in the hospital each weekday between 8.30am – 4.30pm.

  • Phone: 03 9483 3608


Pastoral Care support at Epworth Cliveden is available through Epworth Freemasons.


The hospital Sacred Space plays an important role in the support of patients, families and friends, and is a restful place that embraces everyone’s respective journey. It is located at the Clarendon Street hospital. Central to this space is the stained glass window “Renewal” and the hospital Memory Book, which is available to all.

Epworth Richmond


Pastoral Care is available either by staff request or direct calls to extension 66146.


Patients, family and friends are welcome to use the Chapel, located on Level 2 for prayer, meditation or quiet time.


You are warmly invited to attend the brief worship service conducted in the Chapel each Sunday at 10am, which is also relayed on channel 100 or 508 on your television.

Download Epworth Richmond Pastoral Care Services brochure PDF 885 KB 

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is offered through the Epworth Community CPE Centre.

Download Epworth Community CPE brochure PDF 549 KB

Pastoral care services in Rehabilitation

Pastoral care is available to provide emotional and spiritual support through your stay in hospital whatever your belief or culture. We can assist you and/or your family with conversation or quiet sharing and particularly to support you during times of loss.

We are available to discuss any issues or to help you plan a ritual to suit your needs. We can help you to access faith representatives from a wide range of religions. Contact us through your team or by phone.

Pastoral care availability and contact details

Rehabilitation and Mental Health  Pastoral Care teams are available at:

Brighton Thursday

Camberwell Monday, Wednesday

Hawthorn Tuesday

Richmond Tuesday

Epworth Brighton/ Richmond 0438 955 793

Epworth Camberwell/Hawthorn 0438 957 394