Overview

A wide range of acute and chronic medical problems are treated with advanced care, technology and services by multidisciplinary teams.

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Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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General medicine at Epworth Eastern

This 30 bed multi-disciplinary unit works uses an integrated team approach to ensure a high quality of patient care for acute and chronic medical patients across a range of specialties including:

  • Haematology
  • Nephrology
  • Paediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders

The unit is supported by 24 hour medical emergency assistance from Epworth Eastern's Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

General medicine at Epworth Freemasons

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
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • 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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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).

General medicine at Epworth Geelong

General medicine at Epworth Geelong plays a vital role in the wellbeing of our patients, who may be suffering from debilitating or distressing conditions.

A wide range of acute and chronic medical problems are treated with advanced care, technology and services by multidisciplinary teams, including:

  • Acute medical
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Haematology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory medicine

General medicine at Epworth Richmond

This 40-bed multi-disciplinary unit has an integrated team approach to ensure the highest quality of patient care for acute and chronic medical patients across a range of specialties including:

  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Thoracic Medicine

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

Related services

Clinical institute

Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

Director:
Dr Michelle Caldecott
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.