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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.


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...

Tuesday, 23 June 2020.

Launch of Clinical Trials Consumer Group

Clinical trial participants and their family or carers: We need your help!. Barwon Health's Clinical Trials Unit has launched a Clinical Trials Consumer Group. We are inviting anyone...

Monday, 01 June 2020.

Smokefree approach earns global recognition

A GLOBAL platform has recognised Barwon Health for its stand-out approach as a smoke-free health service. The Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services (GNTFHS) has awarded Barwon Health...

Monday, 04 May 2020.

COVID-19 screening expanding in hope of easing restrictions

As part of the state-wide push for more COVID-19 testing, Barwon Health has enhanced its screening program. It is believed increased test results will help better understand the presence of the...

Monday, 04 May 2020.

New technique to target brain cancer

New technique to target brain cancer A CUTTING-edge radiation surgery technique is now available at Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre, pinpointing tumours to submillimetre...

Wednesday, 04 March 2020.

Next-gen cath lab technology first for Australia

University Hospital Geelong is the world’s first hospital to install a new generation of cardiovascular x-ray technology outside of its founder city in Germany. The new Siemens ARTIS icono...

Monday, 02 March 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact the DHHS Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). People with COVID-19 are most likely to have a...

Monday, 17 February 2020.

Icons of the North unveiled at Barwon Health North

Barwon Health North has unveiled a new photographic display titled 'Icons of the North', in recognition of the region's rich history. In collaboration with the Geelong Advertiser, Geelong Heritage...
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