The General Surgical Ward (Ward 1 East) comprises 31 beds and hosts a variety of surgical disciplines including:
- Breast Surgery
- Upper Gastrointestinal
The unit is made up of both single and shared rooms. Room allocation will depend on availability at the time of admission.
Staff on Ward 1 East are supported by a full-time Clinical Facilitator, Breast Care Consultants and a Urology Nurse Specialist readily available to assist and encourage learning at all levels.
Epworth Freemasons has two theatre complexes, located at Clarendon Street and Victoria Parade, comprising a total of ten operating theatres.
Clarendon Street Operating Suite
The Operating Suite at the hospital's Clarendon Street Campus has five theatres and a twelve bay Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit.
The unit cares for a diverse range of specialties including:
- Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
- General surgery
- Gynaecological Oncology
Day Procedure Centre
At Epworth Freemasons nearby Victoria Parade Medical Centre is a Day Procedure Centre, with four operating theatres, an Endoscopy room and a 22 bay recovery room.
The Day Procedure Centre at Epworth Freemasons is a purpose-built facility for both medical and surgical patients.
This Centre is fully self-contained and includes:
- 22-bay Recovery room
- Discharge lounge
- Endoscopy room
- Four operating theatres
- Spacious admissions area
Experienced and dedicated staff deliver care in the following specialties
- General surgery
- Oral surgery
The Centre also services the needs of obstetrics patients requiring caesarean sections, with an operating theatre located in the nearby Maternity Unit.
Patient Admission Information
On the day before your procedure, please contact the Day Procedure Centre on 03 9418 8189 between 8:30-4:30pm to confirm your arrival time. This is generally 1 hour prior to surgery, although this may vary for some procedures. For Monday appointments, please call the prior Friday.
Patients with a disability or who speak a language other than English are required to bring someone to assist the medical staff with completing their health history.