Media Releases

Bowel cancer conversations could save lives

Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

CONVERSATIONS about family history and personal health are the first steps in reducing Australia’s high rate of death caused by bowel cancer.One in 23 will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime a...

My Health Record puts your health in your hands

My Health Record is expanding and by the end of 2018, a record will be created for every person with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card, unless they choose not to have one. Already...

Local man credits Barwon Health for smoking cessation

Thursday, 31 May 2018.

  Geelong retiree Tony “Swampy” Faulkner thought he was bulletproof until a heart attack last year and kidney cancer surgery in April made him finally stop and listen to medical advice. M...

Geelong Private Hospital closure

Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

Media statement issued in repsonse to Healthscope announcing closure of Geelong Private Hospital Spokesperson: Kate Bibby,  Director of Public Affairs & Communications The Geelong communi...

Helping older people with diabetes develop advance care directives

One person with diabetes dies every six seconds somewhere in the world. Diabetes is the leading cause of death in Australia and no wonder it is an Australian health priority. Caring for people with...

Volunteer Services lead the way in communication

Barwon Health is the first organisation in Australia to have its volunteer service awarded with Scope’s Communication Access Symbol.The award, unveiled on 4 May, recognises our McKellar Centre V...

Funding for Emergency Department boost

Wednesday, 02 May 2018.

THE State Government has announced Barwon Health and five other hospitals will share $100.5 million for Emergency Department (ED) "crisis hubs".Barwon Health CEO Professor Ruth Salom said the fundin...

Pedestrian crossing upgrade

Thursday, 26 April 2018.

Bellerine Street will be closed to traffic between 1 and 8 May, as the pedestrian crossing point is upgraded. Between 7am and 4pm, drop-offs and pick-ups to the Bellerine Street entrance a...

[12 3 4 5  >>  
Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.