Media Releases

Geelong and Surf Coast to get a new suicide prevention service

Friday, 02 March 2018.

A new program that supports people through the first critical weeks following a suicide attempt is now available in the Barwon region.The Way Back Support Service will be launched in Geelong on 1 Ma...

New laws for medical treatment decision making and advance care directives

Friday, 02 March 2018.

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will commence on 12 March 2018, protecting advance care directives in law. The Act provides statutory recognition to advance care directives a...

Hospital security funding announcement

Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

In round three of the Department of Health and Human Services Violence Prevention Fund, Barwon Health was successful in obtaining funding of $433,605 for: 1. Installation of swipe card access to al...

Barwon Health buildings: what's in a name?

Friday, 02 February 2018.

By Serena Griffin, Library & Literacy Project Officer, Barwon Health Library Service Have you ever wondered who the buildings and wards around Barwon Health are named after? If you were born an...

Kitchen to close for renovations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

Renovations at Barwon Health’s main kitchen will begin next week as part of an investment in crucial infrastructure that caters to all acute and residential sites.The McKellar Centre-based Foo...

New neurosciences ward to open

Tuesday, 30 January 2018.

Barwon Health is set to open an 18-bed specialised Neurosciences Ward at University Hospital Geelong in April – a first for regional Victoria.Located on Heath Wing 2 – the same level as ...

Our emergency department performance

Tuesday, 02 January 2018.

The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department has seen annual attendance numbers increase by almost 7000 over the past five years and reached 69,607 in 2016/17. Spikes in rates of seasonal i...

Christmas Period Admissions

Thursday, 28 December 2017.

The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department has seen a spike in attendances over the last few days and it is expected to continue over the coming week. 237 patients were treated in Univers...

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