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News and media releases

Tuesday, 04 February 2020.

Exercise to help beat cancer

You might think rest is important for people being treated for cancer or during their recovery, but research shows exercise benefits most people with cancer throughout and after treatment. An...

Friday, 31 January 2020.

Novel Coronavirus

Barwon Health is treating all presentations of possible novel coronavirus appropriately and are well prepared to identify, triage and manage suspected cases. Barwon Health has the capability to...

Monday, 20 January 2020.

Barwon Health North set to open 28 January

Barwon Health North is just around the corner, with doors opening 28 January 2020. The new facility, located on the corner of Cox Road and Princes Highway, will bridge a gap between the...

Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Barwon Health’s Michael Berk receives Victoria Prize

Barwon Health Chair of Psychiatry Michael Berk has been recognised as a world-leading scientist at the 2019 Victoria Prize and Fellowship Awards. The Deakin University Alfred Deakin Professor of...

Tuesday, 05 November 2019.

Emergency department waiting times

Spokesperson: Kate Bibby, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Barwon Health is working to improve our performance and improve waiting times for people seeking treatment in the...

Friday, 01 November 2019.

Percy Baxter Lodges receive accreditation

Barwon Health has successfully achieved accreditation from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQ&S) for Percy Baxter Lodges, our aged care lodges located on the McKellar Centre site...

Tuesday, 22 October 2019.

Achala thankful for friend’s CPR skills

An innocuous Sunday picnic took a dramatic turn for Wyndham Vale man Achala Muthukudasinghe after he had a heart attack and was revived by a friend who had only completed his CPR course two weeks...

Thursday, 17 October 2019.

Today's news

Barwon Health unreservedly apologises for the distress caused by the delay and the manner in which the family was notified of their relative’s death. Barwon Health has been in contact with...

Friday, 04 October 2019.

Cyber security incident

31 October update - Cyber security recovery Barwon Health services are operating normally.Email access for staff is being progressively restored, giving staff internal communications as we...

Thursday, 03 October 2019.

Innovative mental health trial extended

The State Government has given a six-month extension to an innovative trial that partners Ambulance Victoria staff with Barwon Health mental health workers. Minister for Mental...
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