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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

Media email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

Urgent after-hours media enquiries must be phoned through.

News

Wednesday, 05 September 2018.

Emergency Department performance

Quotes attributable to Associate Professor Sean Jespersen, Chief Medical Officer It is important to note that 100 per cent of our most urgent Emergency Department (ED) patients are seen on time...

Friday, 27 July 2018.

Dying To Know Day 2018

‘What to know before you go’ is the theme of this year’s Dying To Know Day on 8 August. Barwon Health Advance Care Planning program co-ordinator Jill Mann said far too often, patients were...

Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

Donate and spread the word to save a life

Organ donation was a topic Brian Tucker had never considered until a severe illness almost took away his chance to watch his six grandchildren grow up.Seven years ago, the North Geelong resident...

Friday, 13 July 2018.

Hospital entrance, cafeteria and podium upgrade

A major refurbishment of the University Hospital Geelong main entrance will begin on 16 July to provide a warmer and more welcoming experience to patients and visitors.With funding from the Barwon...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

Colac mental health

Quotes attributable to Cath Peake, Barwon Health Community Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services Program Manager The Barwon Health Mental Health Executive Team is unaware of any discussions...

Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

Bowel cancer conversations could save lives

CONVERSATIONS about family history and personal health are the first steps in reducing Australia’s high rate of death caused by bowel cancer.One in 23 will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime...

Tuesday, 12 June 2018.

My Health Record puts your health in your hands

My Health Record is expanding and by the end of 2018, a record will be created for every person with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card, unless they choose not to have one....

Thursday, 31 May 2018.

Local man credits Barwon Health for smoking cessation

Geelong retiree Tony “Swampy” Faulkner thought he was bulletproof until a heart attack last year and kidney cancer surgery in April made him finally stop and listen to medical advice. Mr...

Saturday, 26 May 2018.

Planning for a new women’s and children’s hospital in Geelong

Statement from Barwon Health CEO Prof Ruth Salom Saturday, 26 May 2018 “Barwon Health welcomes this exciting announcement and will work with the State government to identify the opportunities...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

Geelong Private Hospital closure

Media statement issued in repsonse to Healthscope announcing closure of Geelong Private Hospital Spokesperson: Kate Bibby, Director of Public Affairs & Communications The Geelong community...
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