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News and media releases

Thursday, 20 December 2018.

Launch of new Emergency Department wait time dashboard

  A new online tool has been launched to help patients decide whether or not to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Geelong. The ED wait time dashboard display was...

Friday, 14 December 2018.

Resignation of Professor Salom

Barwon Health Chief Executive Professor Ruth Salom has formally resigned from her position. Board Chair Brian Cook has appointed Chief Financial Officer Cobus Lotheringen as acting CEO until a...

Monday, 03 December 2018.

Tropical fruit study to treat bipolar

A clinical trial is currently underway to determine whether an extract of mangosteen fruit rind can help reduce symptoms of depression in people with bipolar disorder. A clinical trial is...

Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Local business wins document management tender

The tender for Barwon Health’s document management system, PROMPT, has been officially awarded to local Geelong business Evologic. In May this year, the Department of Health and Human Services...

Wednesday, 21 November 2018.

Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards

On Tuesday, 20 November Barwon Health hosted the 19th annual Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards.  The awards are an important way of recognising excellence in safety, quality care and...

Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Statement on VAHPA claims

Quotes attributable to: Barwon Health CEO Professor Ruth Salom The VAHPA media release about MRI licences is misleading and we invite their representatives to meet with us to discuss their...

Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

Robotic surgery deal for Barwon Health

Barwon Health has reached an agreement that ensures equity and continuity of access to robotic surgery for public patients in Geelong. An agreement to use the state-of-the-art $4 million Da Vinci...

Monday, 15 October 2018.

Barwon Health restart hearts

October 16 is Restart a Heart Day, encouraging people to learn CPR or update their knowledge to help increase survival rates before emergency services arrive. Find more information about CPR at...

Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

New Renal Clinic officially opened

BARWON Health has officially opened a new renal clinic with improved facilities and a targeted focus on promoting a self-care model of home-based dialysis.The renal service, which provides about...

Tuesday, 09 October 2018.

Koorie Birth Suite helping Close the Gap

Barwon Health has transformed a University Hospital Geelong birth suite into a welcoming, culturally-inclusive space for Indigenous families. The new Koorie Birth Suite is named Darrabarruk Pupup,...
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