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Media Relations at Barwon Health

The Public Affairs and Communications department manages all media relations and enquiries relating to Barwon Health, staff, patients, and research activities. We are the first point of contact for any media enquiry or photo opportunity at any of our sites across the Barwon South West Region.

Media opportunities at our sites are subject to approval and will be assessed case-by-case. A Public Affairs and Communications staff member will escort media during approved visits, including for interviews, filming, and photography.

Switchboard (general enquiries) (03) 4215 0000

Media Officer on-call (03) 4215 1119

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Standard business hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Urgent after-hours media enquiries must be phoned through.


Tuesday, 26 March 2024.

Youang Surgery Centre main entrance closure: From 4 April 2024

The main entrance of the Youang Surgery Centre on Bellerine Street will be closed from 4 April 2024. Patients who have upcoming surgery or appointments at the Youang Surgery Centre...

Thursday, 21 March 2024.

Community gathers to launch important public health plan

Key public health stakeholders from across the Barwon South West recently came together in Camperdown to launch the inaugural Barwon South West Public Health Strategy. It has been shaped by...

Thursday, 21 March 2024.

Staff come together to acknowledge National Close the Gap Day

To acknowledge this important day, Barwon Health's Aboriginal Health Unit and the Barwon South West Public Health Unit came together to host an event at University Hospital Geelong. Barwon Health...

Monday, 18 March 2024.

Strategic partnership targeting sexual discrimination in workplace

Two of Geelong’s largest employers Deakin University and Barwon Health have welcomed former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins AO to a briefing of senior staff as part of their shared...

Wednesday, 13 March 2024.

Milestone moment for Barwon Women's and Children's

The new, more than $500 million, Barwon Women’s and Children’ in Geelong is another step closer, with builder, Built, appointed to deliver world-class women’s health (including maternity)...

Monday, 29 January 2024.

Researching virtual experiences for real benefits

A NEW study in residential aged care at Barwon Health is investigating the social benefits of virtual reality experiences for people living with mild dementia. The collaboration between Barwon...

Monday, 11 December 2023.

Barwon Health launches homebirth service

Barwon Health is launching the region’s first publicly funded homebirth maternity care option, allowing local women to give birth in the comfort of their own home. The homebirth...

Tuesday, 05 December 2023.

Recovery journey inspires art series

Newtown artist Murray Chenery is painting a series of works to convey the vivid emotional side of his healthcare journey following heart surgery this year. The highs and lows of his experience are...

Friday, 17 November 2023.

Sustainability award for wind farm agreement

Barwon Health’s commitment to sustainability was celebrated at last night’s Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, with recognition for a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a local wind farm....

Monday, 13 November 2023.

Experts tackle the topic of paediatric concussion

A Barwon Health webinar will connect specialists from McKellar Kids Rehab with parents, coaches and teachers to discuss the topic of paediatric concussion. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain...
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