Media Releases

Hospital entrance, cafeteria and podium upgrade

Friday, 13 July 2018.

  A major refurbishment of the University Hospital Geelong main entrance will begin on 16 July to provide a warmer and more welcoming experience to patients and visitors.With funding from the ...

Colac mental health

Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

  Quotes attributable to Cath Peake, Barwon Health Community Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services Program Manager The Barwon Health Mental Health Executive Team is unaware of any discuss...

Mental Health Week 2018

Mental Health Week is celebrated annually throughout Australia and this year will take place from October 7.For the first time, this year’s event will form part of Victoria’s inaugural Mental ...

Radio isotope shortage

Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

  A transfer conveyor within the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) production facility has stopped working, which has impacted production of Technetium-99m (Tc-99m...

Power outage at Newcomb Community Health Centre

An incident occurred today affecting power supply to the Newcomb Community Health Centre at approximately 11am. Power has been temporarily restored via our emergency generator. All communicatio...

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. Mr Faulkn...

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