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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.


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...

Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

World No Tobacco Day

Barwon Health is encouraging smokers to “Give Smoking Away this May”, in recognition of World No Smoking Day on 31 May. Community health nurse Sarah Carter runs Barwon Health’s Be Smokefree...

Friday, 27 May 2022.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

From 16 to 22 May 2022 we celebrated National Volunteer Week - Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers.For more than 50 years, volunteers have supported the vital work of Barwon...

Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

Progress made on Early Parenting Centre at McKellar

New parents in Geelong will soon have greater access to early parenting support with early works commencing the site of the Early Parenting Centre. The centre will provide parents and...
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