Freemasons' Hospital, Melbourne

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Freemasons' Hospital

Established in 1937, the Freemasons Hospital, Melbourne was a practical expression of the work of Freemasonry in the Victorian community. It is now run by Epworth Healthcare.

It is a non-government, not-for-profit, charitable institution providing a range of inpatient and ambulatory care services including: Women's and related health services including maternity, women’s health and breast clinics, breast and gynaecological surgery and IVF. Surgical services including general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and ENT. Comprehensive cancer care covering diagnosis, surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

In October 2006 the Hospital was purchased by ING Real Estate, which immediately leased the hospital to Epworth Healthcare. [1] One immediate effect was the merging of two emergency departments, the previous Freemason's Emergency was closed while Epworth Richmond's still operates.

The now Epworth Freemasons Hospital still operates as a hospital.

The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Database.[1]

Facilities[edit]

  • 234 inpatient beds
  • 9 Delivery Suites
  • Day Procedure Centre
  • Intensive Care Unit

References[edit]

Coordinates: 37°48′34″S 144°58′56″E / 37.8094°S 144.9823°E / -37.8094; 144.9823