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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.


Monday, 27 March 2023.

Geelong Rainbow Festival and Pride March

On Saturday March 25, staff from the Barwon South West Public Health Unit attended the Geelong Rainbow Festival and Pride March. The team offered Mpox vaccinations at a pop-up clinic, and teams...

Thursday, 02 March 2023.

EOI sought for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists for future Early Parenting Centre

Applications are now open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists living in the Barwon South West Region to create artwork for Barwon Health’s Early Parenting Centre (EPC) at the...

Friday, 24 February 2023.

headspace Colac's official launch

headspace Colac is already having a positive impact with more than 170 teenagers and young adults accessing mental health support via the Hart Street centre since it opened late last year. Federal...

Monday, 06 February 2023.

World-first online mental health check for new mums

A world-first online screening program is supporting the mental health of new and expectant mums across the Geelong region. To rollout the new initiative, Barwon Health has partnered with the...

Monday, 07 November 2022.

Zero emissions vehicles arrive for Barwon Health fleet

Barwon Health is accelerating zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) take-up by switching to six battery electric cars for staff use at University Hospital Geelong. Another six battery electric cars are...

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...
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