Media Releases

Barwon Health staff promote healthy careers to Geelong teens

Monday, 25 July 2016.

Barwon Health is offering Geelong secondary students an innovative work experience program, where sweeping floors and making coffee are things of the past.In July and August, more than 30 year 10 st...

New immunisation service to help learning outcomes

Beanbags, puppets and books are helping distract children after immunisation, thanks to a new project designed to boost learning outcomes and immunisation numbers.In an effort to make Geelong’...

University Hospital Geelong extended visiting hours

Friday, 01 July 2016.

From 1 July 2016, visiting hours to general wards on University Hospital Geelong will be extended to 9am - 8pm.

The changes are in response to surveys conducted with patients, families and staf...

Health promotion unit encourages youth to get 'snap happy'

Thursday, 16 June 2016.

The Health Promotion Unit at Barwon Health are encouraging children and young people to go outside and recognise what in nature gives them moments of peace and joy.   People are then aske...

International short film festival returns

Tuesday, 07 June 2016.

Barwon Health is proud to bring the Reel Health International Short Film Festival back to the Barwon region in 2016, in partnership with Monash Health.The festival was held in Geelong for the first ...

Launch of new Cancer Services Microsite

Tuesday, 07 June 2016.

In late April, Barwon Health launched a new microsite, dedicated topromoting the organisation’s Cancer Services.  The website is designed to support individuals and their famil...

Schools and parents put a lid on sugary drinks

Friday, 03 June 2016.

Eleven primary schools across Geelong have put a lid on sugary drinks for good and become ‘H2Only schools’.Barwon Health’s H2Only campaign, in partnership with Barwon Water, encour...

Health services say ‘no’ to sugary drinks

Health services across southwest Victoria have taken a world-leading step to address growing levels of obesity by discontinuing the sale of sugary drinks at their campuses, from Geelong ri...

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