The Medical Unit (Ward Ground East) at Epworth Freemasons is located on the ground floor and has 29 acute beds. patients are admitted either directly to the unit or via the emergency department at Epworth Richmond.
The Medical Unit has an integrated team approach to ensure the highest quality of patient care across a range of specialties including:
- Acute Medical
- Geriatric Medicine
- Respiratory Medicine
The unit is staffed by a team of more than 30, including:
- Allied Health Team
- Associate Nurse Unit Managers
- Clinical Nurse Facilitator
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Discharge and Aged Care Coordinator
- Enrolled nurses
- Nurse Unit Manager
- Occupational Therapy
- Pastoral Care
- Patient Services Assistants
- Registered Nurses
- Speech Pathology
- Social Work
Patients often have complex care needs and require extensive discharge planning that may include increased home services, referral to rehabilitation or ACAS assessment for residential care placement.
We encourage patients to be involved in their care with the use of Care Boards and our nursing staff will ensure comfort and well-being by assessing your needs at a minimum of every hour.
Epworth Freemasons supports education and training for junior doctors, nurses and allied health staff. Our doctors may have medical students and/or registrars working with them who may be involved in your care. There are also undergraduate nursing and allied health students on the ward.
The Medical Unit is backed by 24 hour medical emergency assistance from Epworth Freemasons' Intensive Care Unit (ICU).