Summer Drink Recipes

January 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated over the hot summer months and even more so if you’re having chemotherapy or are pregnant.

We’ve got some tips and tasty recipes that are alternatives to plain water, perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!

Tips and tricks to stay hydrated

  • Sip fluids throughout the day, rather than trying to drink a lot at once. Sucking on ice cubes, ice-blocks or eating jelly can also increase your fluid intake.

  • If your stomach is upset, try drinking fizzy drinks such as soda water or dry ginger ale.

  • Try adding some different flavours to your water.

  • Carry a bottle of water with you so you never find yourself without something to drink - especially when you’re out and about.

  • If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, aim to drink more water on the days leading up to your treatment day.

Summer Drink Recipe

Pineapple and ginger spritz

The perfect drink to keep you cool with the added benefits of easing nausea and mouth discomfort.


  • Ginger ale, chilled

  • Pineapple juice, chilled

  • 1 piece (2 inch) fresh ginger, sliced thin

  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced

  • Fresh basil leaves, destemmed


Combine equal quantities of ginger ale and pineapple juice and pour over ice. Top with ginger, orange and basil.

Cranberry Drink Recipe

Pink Rose

Sparkly and refreshing.


  • 150ml cranberry juice

  • 100ml pineapple juice

  • 100ml soda water

  • A squeeze of lemon juice (optional)


Mix the 3 juices with ice. Top up with the soda and garnish with a lime wedge.


Join the conversation on The Village

July 17, 2019| Our Community/

A Day in the Life at Epworth Clinic

We sat down with Maya, Director of Strategy and Operations, Karla, a Mental Health Social Worker and Rosie, a Clinical Nurse Educator from Epworth Clinic to talk about what it’s like in a day of an in-patient.

July 12, 2019| Our Community/

Team Recipes - Banoffee Pie

A recipe from one of our very own team members for this decadent, delicious English dessert. Perfect for entertaining in winter.

July 12, 2019| Health and Wellbeing/

Cervical Screening Tests

More accurate than the Pap smear the cervical screening test is paving the way forward for prevention and reduction in cervical cancer diagnosis.

July 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing/

Breast Health Awareness

It’s the most common type of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 being diagnosed across Victoria alone. It’s time to talk seriously about breast awareness and cancer care.

July 4, 2019| Epworth News/

Epworth Wig Salon

For many women, losing their hair during cancer treatment can be like losing a part of their identity.

Epworth Healthcare’s wig salon aims to restore these women’s confidence and sense of self as they face the battle of their lives.