The Epworth Sleep Centre is a multidisciplinary, internationally recognized academic service, that manages the complete range of sleep disorders across the lifespan, along with the complete range of treatment options. Our team have substantive public hospital and academic appointments, and are involved in training, education and research to advance the field of sleep medicine, and we are members of and have roles within the Australasian Sleep Association, the governing body for standards in this discipline.
All our specialists are strongly committed to the patient centered care model. We provide specialist sleep psychology services from Professor Stuart Armstrong as well as dental and ENT services on site. Referring doctors also have the option of direct booking into the sleep laboratory, followed by a physician review for more simple snoring cases or sleep apnoea. More complex cases should receive consultation prior to investigation, however, patients will be provided all the necessary information to ensure full understanding of the procedure if direct sleep laboratory referral is selected by the referring doctor.
Our sleep laboratory is one of the few fully accredited private sleep centers and provides both in-laboratory and home diagnostic options determined by factors including pretest probabilities and patient preferences. Telemedicine is now being offered via referral to remote patients anywhere in Victoria. Referrals can now be produced at the click of a mouse, with a template designed to be used directly within Medical Director. This is available for download at our website. For those practices that do not employ Medical Director, a PDF of our printed referral is also available for download and printing.