Patient Experience at Epworth HealthCare

How we measure patient experience

Feedback from our patients is an important element to ensure our patients feel safe and confident in the quality of their care and have a positive patient experience.  It also helps to identify opportunities to improve how we deliver our care.

One way we monitor patient experience is by regularly surveying patients about their hospital stay from admission to discharge at Epworth. Our survey includes the  Australian Hospital Patient Experience Question Set (AHPEQS).  For more information on this survey please visit: 

As a patient, you may receive one of these surveys from us when you leave our care. Our results are benchmarked nationally and reviewed by our teams to raise awareness of how patients feel and what is important to them, and what can be done to improve the patient experience. The information is used to develop quality improvement projects with staff. 

Our 2023 Results

Epworth HealthCare began using the Australian Hospital Patient Experience Questions Set (AHPEQS) in 2021.  

In 2023, over 41,000 patients were invited to complete a survey, with an overall response rate of 48%.

Net promoter score

The Net Promoter Score indicates whether a patient would recommend Epworth to family and friends. 

It is calculated by subtracting the number of detractors from the number of promoters.  The final score can range from -100 (if every patient is a Detractor) to 100 (if every patient is a Promoter).

Epworth HealthCare scored a Net Promoter Score of 77 in 2023, a strong response, indicating patients would recommend Epworth to family and friends.

Overall quality of experience 

This measure tracks how patients felt about the quality of the care they received in hospital. A higher score indicates a higher level of patient experience.

82% agreed overall, the quality of treatment and care they received was very good.


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