New facility for Emergency patients opens at Epworth

Epworth Richmond ED waiting room

More Victorians can access 24 hour emergency care from 1 February at Epworth HealthCare’s new state-of-the-art Emergency Department which has a new address at 62 Erin Street, Richmond.

Epworth Director of Emergency Medicine Dr Ron Sultana estimates that the new, private Emergency Department will cater for up to 12,000 more emergency patients in the brand new purpose-built, 35-room facility.

“We are currently treating around 26,000 emergency patients each year and of these approximately 10,000 are admitted – mostly for cardiac, stroke or orthopaedic incidents, and sports-related injuries, particularly on weekends”, Dr Sultana said.

The transfer of patients from the old ED to the new one at 62 Erin Street commenced at 7.00am today. Please note the new telephone number for Epworth Richmond Emergency Department is 9506 3000.

Read more about Epworth Richmond Emergency Department.