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Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

Vaccine boost for Geelong aged care

THE region’s first public sector aged care residents and staff rolled up their sleeves to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today. The vaccine rollout, which began with Geelong’s frontline...

Friday, 19 February 2021.

Vaccination rollout to begin in Barwon South West region

The Barwon South West’s COVID-19 vaccination program will commence on Monday. People in priority groups who are most at risk and who need protection the most will receive a vaccine first. ...

Thursday, 28 January 2021.

Happy birthday to Barwon Health North

The first anniversary of Barwon Health North's opening was celebrated on 28 January. Like so many aspects of 2020, services at the Norlane site turned out to be quite different to what was...

Thursday, 21 January 2021.

Pandemic provides extra training to newest interns

WHILE the pandemic disrupted a lot of plans in 2020, it also provided some of Barwon Health's newest intern doctors with some extra insights during their final year of education. Pre-empting the...

Thursday, 24 December 2020.

Needle Syringe Program services reopen at community centres

Our Community Health Centre Needle Syringe Program services have reopened to provide access to sterile injecting equipment to those in the community who use drugs intravenously. The face-to-face...

Thursday, 12 November 2020.

CHIME: New Barwon Health & Deakin University Centre of Excellence to Improve Mental Health

Change to Improve Mental Health Centre of Excellence (CHIME) is a newly formed translational research partnership between Barwon Health and Deakin University. CHIME aims to...

Thursday, 22 October 2020.

Telehealth Awareness Month

October is Telehealth Awareness Month, and it is the perfect time to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our community in embracing this virtual model of care. Thanks to telehealth, Barwon...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Walking challenge unites staff

EMERGENCY workers at University Hospital Geelong have taken more than 43 million steps together in the name of unity and fitness. A new wellness program at Barwon Health’s Emergency Department...

Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

HeadtoHelp mental health hub to open in Geelong

People in the Greater Geelong area experiencing mental ill-health due to the stresses of COVID-19 will be able to access support services at a new HeadtoHelp mental health hub at Barwon Health...

Saturday, 27 June 2020.

Costa family donation brings clinical trials centre to life

Barwon Health has announced plans to open a new clinical trials centre that will create a focal point for researchers and improve access to cutting edge treatments. The centre has been funded with...
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