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An important pastoral work of the parish is to administer to the sick, dying and the psychiatric patients who reside within the hospitals and Psychiatric establishments with the boundaries of our Parish.

On any one-day there are at least 150 catholic patients who need counseling, the Sacraments of the Eucharist or the administration of the Last Rights.  Our Pastoral Associate, the Jesuit priests and a team of volunteers strive to meet the needs of  the many patients who require our support.

Epworth Hospital Richmond has 520 beds and is equipped with quality facilities and latest technologies including a 15 bed Intensive Care Unit, 18 operating theatres. With over 42,000 admissions, more than 1500 staff members and 1200 accredited visiting specialists.

The Melbourne Clinic has 175 beds and is a private hospital that provides a broad range of general and specialist psychiatric services through both inpatient and outpatient programs. They have many services that help with a variety of challenges related to depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse etc.