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October 16, 2019| Our Community /

Where to buy flowers for someone in hospital

Is there anything nicer than receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers? Whether you’re visiting a friend who has just had a baby, a relative recovering from surgery, or a loved one on the mend from illness, flowers can really brighten a day.

October 15, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Inside the emergency department at Epworth

Epworth’s emergency department treats more patients than any other private hospital emergency department in Victoria; over 26,000 patients annually. It is staffed by a team of experienced doctors and nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

October 11, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What to give a new mum

As a new mum, you are going to be flooded with gorgeous gifts. Perfect little onesies...bibs, bibs and more bibs...gadgets you've never seen or will ever use (hello electric nappy bin, I'm looking at you).

But I'm here to tell you, there are 5 things you really need to put on your wish list...and they’re probably not what you imagined you’d need!

October 11, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health Week 2019

In Australia, around 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Therefore it is important to be aware of the signs so that you can support yourself and others.

October 8, 2019| Epworth News /

Running for One Girl

When you educate a girl, everything changes. This possibility is being embraced by our Health Information Services team at Epworth Richmond.

September 30, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What to expect on the day of your egg collection

It’s very normal for my female patients going through IVF treatment to feel anxious about their egg collection. To help you prepare, this blog article provides information on what you can expect on the day of your procedure.

September 26, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is cardiac amyloidosis?

A rare cause of heart failure, cardiac amyloidosis, is an overproduction of a protein that leads to a stiffening of the heart.

September 23, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

The highs and lows of blood pressure

Getting your blood pressure checked is one of the best things you can do for your health because high blood pressure can cause serious problems without any obvious warning signs.

September 20, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Stress and fertility

Anyone who has struggled to conceive knows that it can be very stressful for both you and your partner.

September 16, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Staying home from work when you're sick

When feeling unwell, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate measures for your recovery. You will likely have many questions - do I need to stay home from work? Should I visit a GP? Do I need to go to the emergency department?

September 13, 2019| Our Community /

Team recipes - Seafood paella

Recipes brought to you by the Epworth team. Seafood paella, easiest to cook on the BBQ to ensure you get that all important crust.

September 11, 2019| Epworth News /

Helping patients find their way

Margaret McKelvie started volunteering at Epworth HealthCare after the death of her husband in April last year.

For Margaret, it was an opportunity to give back to the hospital and staff that had cared for her husband until his final days.

September 11, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

How to swaddle your baby

Swaddling has been done for centuries to help settle a newborn baby. It feels more familiar to them – they’ve been tucked up in your womb until now and lots of space can feel foreign

September 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease affects 100,000 Australians, second only to dementia when it comes to neurological disease cases. Chances are you or someone you know will be affected by the disease, so it’s important to stay informed and be aware of the relevant forms of help available.

September 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Preparing your hospital bag

For first time parents, the task of packing a hospital bag can feel overwhelming. The struggle of deciding what to pack and what to leave home is very real!

September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is a heart bypass operation?

If you have blocked coronary arteries, your doctor may recommend a heart bypass operation to create new pathways for those arteries to deliver blood to your heart.