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News and media releases

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...

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...

Monday, 14 May 2018.

Helping older people with diabetes develop advance care directives

One person with diabetes dies every six seconds somewhere in the world. Diabetes is the leading cause of death in Australia and no wonder it is an Australian health priority. Caring for people...

Friday, 04 May 2018.

Volunteer Services lead the way in communication

Barwon Health is the first organisation in Australia to have its volunteer service awarded with Scope’s Communication Access Symbol.The award, unveiled on 4 May, recognises our McKellar Centre...

Wednesday, 02 May 2018.

Funding for Emergency Department boost

THE State Government has announced Barwon Health and five other hospitals will share $100.5 million for Emergency Department (ED) "crisis hubs".Barwon Health CEO Professor Ruth Salom said the...

Thursday, 19 April 2018.

Victorian Employer Enablement Project to leapfrog journey to access and inclusion for three leading employers

In March, The Australian Network on Disability (AND) proudly announced Barwon Health, Bupa and the Royal Children’s Hospital as participants in AND’s new Victorian Employer Enablement Project...
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