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News and media releases

Tuesday, 05 February 2019.

Our website has undergone a face-lift!

Welcome to the new-look Barwon Health website. The site has been updated to give users a more streamlined experience and help you find what you’re looking for, faster.Key features of the new...

Friday, 25 January 2019.

Health risks of heatwaves

25 January 2019 With temperatures passing 40 degrees today, Barwon Health advises Geelong residents to take care of those vulnerable in the extreme heat. Emergency Department nurse unit manager...

Friday, 04 January 2019.

Headsox generosity a head turner

A Torquay business has turned student artwork into colourful headwear for cancer patients and has donated 1,000 to Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre, ensuring each new patient has...

Friday, 21 December 2018.

Geelong leads yoga research link to mental health

Barwon Health and Deakin University researchers are examining how yoga might boost traditional psychological treatment to help people with depression and anxiety. A pilot trial will be conducted...

Thursday, 20 December 2018.

Launch of new Emergency Department wait time dashboard

  A new online tool has been launched to help patients decide whether or not to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Geelong. The ED wait time dashboard display was...

Friday, 14 December 2018.

Resignation of Professor Salom

Barwon Health Chief Executive Professor Ruth Salom has formally resigned from her position. Board Chair Brian Cook has appointed Chief Financial Officer Cobus Lotheringen as acting CEO until a...

Monday, 03 December 2018.

Tropical fruit study to treat bipolar

A clinical trial is currently underway to determine whether an extract of mangosteen fruit rind can help reduce symptoms of depression in people with bipolar disorder. A clinical trial is...

Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Local business wins document management tender

The tender for Barwon Health’s document management system, PROMPT, has been officially awarded to local Geelong business Evologic. In May this year, the Department of Health and Human Services...

Wednesday, 21 November 2018.

Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards

On Tuesday, 20 November Barwon Health hosted the 19th annual Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards.  The awards are an important way of recognising excellence in safety, quality care and...

Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Statement on VAHPA claims

Quotes attributable to: Barwon Health CEO Professor Ruth Salom The VAHPA media release about MRI licences is misleading and we invite their representatives to meet with us to discuss their...
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