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January 23, 2017| Epworth News /

Epworth HealthCare welcomes new group Chief Executive

This week signals a new start for Perth doctor and CEO Lachlan Henderson who begins a new challenge as head of Epworth HealthCare group of hospitals and rehabilitation centres in Melbourne

December 13, 2016| Epworth News /

Spinal surgery in Geelong a first

Neurosurgeon Girish Nair inserted a small titanium disc in his patient’s upper spine at Epworth Geelong in September.

Dr Nair says an increasing number of patients suffer from disc prolapse due to incorrect posture using digital devices, including laptops and smarts phones.

December 2, 2016| Epworth News /

Patients can’t believe they’re in a hospital

Have you heard the joke about hospital food?

Sadly, hospital food has often been derided over the years for being overcooked, lukewarm and unappetising. But in a first for Geelong, Epworth Geelong’s food service has been given a massive make-over that has raised the bar from hospital to restaurant level quality and service.

November 21, 2016| Epworth News /

Ironman Ian gets back on track

Ian Rea is not your average rehabilitation patient. At 61, he exercises an average of four hours every day. He walks; is a regular deep water runner; swims; rides and runs. And that was after his back operation!

November 15, 2016| Epworth News /

Prime Minister formally opens Epworth Geelong

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, today formally opened Epworth Geelong – the region’s first private teaching hospital – at a ceremonial event in Waurn Ponds.

The $277 million, 172-bed facility includes a 20 space private emergency department, patient bedside terminals; a complex care facility for patients with complex neurological and cardiac conditions; a clinical education and simulation centre; a rehabilitation centre; and maternity service due to commence mid-2017.

October 17, 2016| Epworth News /

Heart and brain make power couple

They’re embarrassed by the label, but they’re definitely the Bellarine’s newest power couple. Meet Nick Hall, Geelong’s first-ever resident neurosurgeon and his wife Catherine Jaworski, Epworth’s Interventional Cardiologist. The heart and the brain.

September 28, 2016| Epworth News /

Personalised room service at Epworth Geelong

Geelong’s new Epworth Hospital has dramatically redesigned how hospitals supply meals to patients, taking on a personalised, world-class approach.

September 14, 2016| Epworth News /

Epworth Geelong's first accredited GP education symposium

At Epworth, supporting our GPs through education continues to be a priority.

Epworth Geelong recently held its very first Category 1 GP education event — a symposium on common medical emergencies — opened by Epworth Geelong CEO Damian.

August 23, 2016| Epworth News /

Epworth Geelong is recruiting again

Expanded services create new career opportunities

When Epworth Geelong opened in July, future growth was always on the cards for the new hospital in the long-term. That future is now already a reality. With the increased provision of specialist and surgical services, in particular, in the areas of orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and ophthalmology, the hospital is planning to open new wards before Christmas.

August 23, 2016| Epworth News /

New milestone for Epworth Geelong emergency department

At 9.20am on 23 August, Epworth Geelong Emergency Department saw its 500th patient since opening on 4 July.

“Since seeing our first patient literally as we opened our doors, patients with broken bones, suspected heart attacks, concussion, and many other ailments and conditions have opted to come to the new ED in Waurn Ponds”, said Dr Matt Ryan, Director of Emergency Medicine at Epworth Geelong.

July 27, 2016| Epworth News /

Technology creates new possibilities at Geelong's newest imaging unit

Dr Paul Smith is one of the new breed of radiologists, practising interventional radiology to achieve minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

One such disease is liver cancer. Dr Smith hopes to introduce a new procedure to deliver chemotherapy directly into the liver, using fluoroscopy-guided wires to bypass blockages. This new service will spark opportunities for developing a liver and bile duct research program in collaboration with Geelong’s Deakin University.

July 26, 2016| Epworth News /

Cardiac diagnostic services now available at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong delivers comprehensive, expert cardiac and cardiothoracic diagnostics, treatment and care.

Services include:

  • tests essential to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart disease and rhythm disturbances

  • analysis of heart rhythm and blood pressure

July 26, 2016| Epworth News /

Welcome to Epworth Geelong

Take a guided tour through our brand new hospital, view the facilities and meet the friendly staff at Epworth Geelong.

Experience a personal behind-the-scenes view of our spacious private rooms, emergency department, hydrotherapy pool, operating theatres, treatment centres and more.

July 7, 2016| Epworth News /

Epworth Geelong takes first patients on opening day

There was no honeymoon period for $277 million Epworth Geelong, which welcomed our first emergency patient before 8am on 4 July.

Herne Hill resident Mark Somerville was one of the city’s first public patients to use the renal dialysis machines, courtesy of a partnership between Epworth Geelong and Barwon Health.

July 4, 2016| Epworth News /

Day one today at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong — the $277 million hospital on Pigdons Road Waurn Ponds — is open and welcoming its first patients.

Approximately 350 staff are on-site, ready to deliver patient care and adding some finishing touches to the 172 private inpatient rooms. Apurpose-designed emergency department is open from 8am till midnight and operating theatres are booked.

July 4, 2016| Epworth News /

First man in emergency at Epworth Geelong

Greg Lane is the Principal at St Mary’s Primary School at Swan Hill.

Holidaying in Anglesea, Greg slipped and fell yesterday, hurting his elbow. After a night of discomfort, Greg presented at Epworth Geelong this morning “to be sure it’s not broken”. He didn’t realise that his fall was to become Epworth history, making him the first male patient seen in the new Emergency Department