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Monday, 06 February 2023.

World-first online mental health check for new mums

A world-first online screening program is supporting the mental health of new and expectant mums across the Geelong region. To rollout the new initiative, Barwon Health has partnered with the...

Monday, 19 December 2022.

Have you prepared your Christmas (COVID) List?

With the current COVID wave, plan ahead this festive season so that you can safely enjoy the festivities. There are many things you can do to prepare to ensure you and your family remain safe...

Monday, 07 November 2022.

Zero emissions vehicles arrive for Barwon Health fleet

Barwon Health is accelerating zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) take-up by switching to six battery electric cars for staff use at University Hospital Geelong. Another six battery electric cars are...

Thursday, 03 November 2022.

Monkeypox vaccinations now available

Monkeypox vaccination bookings are now open for eligible people at the Barwon Health Vaccination Centre in Belmont. For more information including details on how to make a booking click here.

Thursday, 27 October 2022.

Hospital in the Home offered to mental health clients

Specialist support in the comfort of home is changing the way people are treated with acute mental illness, thanks to a Victoria-first Hospital in the Home (HITH) program at Barwon Health. Since...

Tuesday, 04 October 2022.

Wadawurrung people recognised with new Surgery Centre

University Hospital Geelong’s Building B has officially been renamed the Youang Surgery Centre, with an event to recognise the change on Friday 30 September. The name was selected by the...

Tuesday, 04 October 2022.

Spotlight on Carer Support Life Book Group

A Barwon Health Carer Support initiative is helping carers and their loved ones experiencing memory loss to create a meaningful tool to share details about their lives when they attend hospital or...

Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

New community electronic medical record to empower consumers and clinicians

Consumers and clinicians will have fast and easy access to medical records when a new electronic system is rolled out at Barwon Health next year. The Community Electronic Medical Record (EMR) will...

Friday, 01 July 2022.

Local partnership to close mental health gaps

A NEW mental health consortium will bring local agencies together to bridge gaps that have impacted access to timely support in the Geelong community. In response to recommendations from the Royal...

Friday, 17 June 2022.

Local vaccination software recognised with award

AN innovative digital platform developed to manage the Barwon South West’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments has been recognised with Australia’s Best Health Project at the IT News Benchmark...
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