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Tuesday, 02 October 2018.

Barwon Health & Deakin University Research Week

The annual Barwon Health and Deakin Univ​e​rsity Research Week will take place from 12 - 16 November 2018.  Research Week showcases our research activities and includes guest...

Monday, 17 September 2018.

Australian Clinical Labs contract renewed

AUSTRALIAN Clinical Labs (CL) will continue as Barwon Health’s pathology service provider, extending the 20-year partnership. In 1998, pathology services at Barwon Health were outsourced to...

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...
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