Media Releases

Health risks of heatwaves

Friday, 25 January 2019.

 With temperatures passing 40 degrees today, Barwon Health advises Geelong residents to take care of those vulnerable in the extreme heat. Emergency Department nurse unit manager Kathyrn Ackla...

Headsox generosity a head turner

Friday, 04 January 2019.

A Torquay business has turned student artwork into colourful headwear for cancer patients and has donated 1,000 to Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre, ensuring each new patient has one.Head...

Geelong leads yoga research link to mental health

Friday, 21 December 2018.

Barwon Health and Deakin University researchers are examining how yoga might boost traditional psychological treatment to help people with depression and anxiety.A pilot trial will be conducted at a...

Launch of new Emergency Department wait time dashboard 

Thursday, 20 December 2018.

  A new online tool has been launched to help patients decide whether or not to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Geelong. The ED wait time dashboard display was set...

Resignation of Professor Salom

Friday, 14 December 2018.

Barwon Health Chief Executive Professor Ruth Salom has formally resigned from her position.Board Chair Brian Cook has appointed Chief Financial Officer Cobus Lotheringen as acting CEO until a perman...

Barwon Health CEO intends to resign

Monday, 10 December 2018.

The Barwon Health Board has learnt of Professor Ruth Salom’s intention to resign from her position as CEO. Whilst the Board has not yet been formally advised, it is now clear on her intentions and...

Tropical fruit study to treat bipolar

Monday, 03 December 2018.

A clinical trial is currently underway to determine whether an extract of mangosteen fruit rind can help reduce symptoms of depression in people with bipolar disorder. A clinical trial is curre...

Local business wins document management tender

The tender for Barwon Health’s document management system, PROMPT, has been officially awarded to local Geelong business Evologic. In May this year, the Department of Health and Human Services su...

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