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Monday, 10 May 2021.

New research targets endometriosis symptoms

A new clinical trial will aim to reduce endometriosis pain by comparing the effects of yoga, cognitive behaviour therapy, and education. The controlled study has been designed to improve quality...

Monday, 03 May 2021.

COVID-19 vaccinations open to people aged 50 and older

Barwon Health’s Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane has opened its doors to everyone in the community aged over 50, with almost 800 people immunised on Monday. Ford’s former home at Norlane...

Tuesday, 27 April 2021.

New theatres a healthy boost for Geelong patients

TWO additional operating theatres at Barwon Health’s University Hospital Geelong Building B has created additional capacity for elective surgery in a huge boost for the region. Completed last...

Thursday, 22 April 2021.

Vaccination hub evokes fond memories for Joe

When Giuseppe “Joe” Puglia retired as a truck driver at Norlane’s Ford Motor factory, he never expected to return to the site for a vaccination thirteen years later. Joe, who also has...

Tuesday, 13 April 2021.

Flu vaccination program underway

APPOINTMENTS are now open for influenza vaccination in the Geelong region, with the flu season approaching.The immunisation program has received the 2021 Influenza vaccine stock and has...

Friday, 02 April 2021.

Ford community vaccination site unveiled

Book a vaccine PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR VACCINE HUB, CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND MAKE A BOOKING.  FORD’S former home on North Shore Road, Norlane, has transformed from...

Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

Research into sterilising pacifiers and food allergies published

A Geelong study that links sterilising pacifiers (or dummies) with an increased risk of food allergies in babies has gained international recognition. The Barwon Infant Study compared dummy use and...

Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

Vaccine boost for Geelong aged care

THE region’s first public sector aged care residents and staff rolled up their sleeves to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today. The vaccine rollout, which began with Geelong’s frontline...

Monday, 22 February 2021.

COVID-19 vaccinations commence in Geelong

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR VACCINE HUB, CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND MAKE A BOOKING.  The COVID-19 immunisation program has launched today across the Barwon South West...

Friday, 19 February 2021.

Vaccination rollout to begin in Barwon South West region

The Barwon South West’s COVID-19 vaccination program will commence on Monday. People in priority groups who are most at risk and who need protection the most will receive a vaccine first. ...
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