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News and media releases

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...

Tuesday, 06 March 2018.

Geelong youth set to face the consequences of risky behaviour

Increasing awareness of the impact of traumatic injury and teaching students about the consequences of risky behaviours is the focus of a program being spearheaded by The Alfred in Geelong this...

Friday, 02 March 2018.

Geelong and Surf Coast to get a new suicide prevention service

A new program that supports people through the first critical weeks following a suicide attempt is now available in the Barwon region.The Way Back Support Service will be launched in Geelong on 1...

Friday, 02 March 2018.

New laws for medical treatment decision making and advance care directives

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will commence on 12 March 2018, protecting advance care directives in law. The Act provides statutory recognition to advance care directives...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

Hospital security funding announcement

In round three of the Department of Health and Human Services Violence Prevention Fund, Barwon Health was successful in obtaining funding of $433,605 for: 1. Installation of swipe card access to...

Friday, 02 February 2018.

Barwon Health buildings: what's in a name?

By Serena Griffin, Library & Literacy Project Officer, Barwon Health Library Service Have you ever wondered who the buildings and wards around Barwon Health are named after? If you were born...
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