Auxiliaries

Epworth Medical Foundation is grateful for the support of three key auxiliaries, made up of volunteers who raise funds and support patients at Epworth HealthCare.

Heartbeat Epworth

Heartbeat Epworth is an extraordinary success story. Run entirely by volunteers, this group has raised more than $2 million to help cardiac patients at Epworth.

Our volunteers also provide emotional support to patients on the ward.

The equipment donated by this group ensures that cardiac patients have access to state-of-the-art equipment that gives them the best chance of a return to health. The volunteers also provide emotional support to patients on the ward. As most members have experienced heart disease themselves, they are able to offer each patient a unique level of understanding and empathy.

We welcome new members, so if you’re interested in being part of this fantastic group, please contact Jayne Coates on 03 9246 6132 or email.

Cancer Unit Auxiliary

Members of the Cancer Unit Auxiliary have been volunteering their time and skills to raise money for the Oncology Unit at Epworth for more than 26 years.

They do this by organising events such as regular fundraising luncheons and forums, which often feature prominent public figures and are supported by Epworth donors, volunteers and staff.

The Cancer Unit Auxiliary welcomes new members. If you are interested in being part of this group, contact Vanessa Dannock on 03 9426 6572 or email for further information.

Friends of Epworth

Members of the Friends of Epworth group work together to raise funds that support the needs of our patients, and enable us to make important equipment purchases.

They host the Epworth Medical Foundation Race Day and run a range of other events like fashion parades, to raise funds.

Most recently, money raised by the Friends of Epworth has been used to purchase medical equipment and facilities, such as pressure mattresses and ice machines, to improve the comfort and outcomes of patients at Epworth.

The Friends of Epworth welcomes new members. If you are interested in being part of this group, contact Vanessa Dannock on 03 9426 6572 or email.