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Thursday, 28 December 2017.

Christmas Period Admissions

The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department has seen a spike in attendances over the last few days and it is expected to continue over the coming week. 237 patients were treated in...

Wednesday, 13 December 2017.

New electronic health record contract

Barwon Health’s Emergency Department (ED) is implementing a replacement clinical information system to manage patient data across multiple hospital wards. Cerner’s FirstNet Electronic Health...

Friday, 08 December 2017.

Blue Ribbon honours for Rudi

Barwon Health’s StaffCare Manager Dr Rudi Gasser has been awarded the Geelong Kokoda Youth Program’s Blue Ribbon Community Award, for his medical work with the youth program.Run by Victoria...

Tuesday, 05 December 2017.

New surgery hub official opening

BARWON Health’s new $6.38 million surgical hub is improving patient experiences while preparing for future demand and growth at University Hospital Geelong.Minister for Health Jill Hennessy...

Friday, 01 December 2017.

Financial turnaround outlined at annual meeting

CEO Professor Ruth Salom said she was pleased to report a positive finish to the 2016/17 financial year. “This is largely due to the efforts of staff who have worked incredibly hard to deliver a...

Friday, 01 December 2017.

Barwon Health Quality Awards 2017

Congratulations to all entrants in the annual Barwon Health Quality Awards, presented on 29 November in the HERB Lecture Theatre.Each year Barwon Health staff are invited to nominate initiatives...

Monday, 20 November 2017.

A fruitful study - It’s all in the rind when it comes to schizophrenia

Mental illness affects one in five people and there is a great need to provide better treatments for people.Through its ground-breaking clinical trials, Deakin University’s Centre for Innovation...

Friday, 27 October 2017.

Research Week 2017

Research Week showcases our research activities and includes guest lectures by prominent Geelong researchers, various presentations, and education sessions aimed at early career...

Monday, 23 October 2017.

New Cancer Services Director announced

Barwon Health has appointed A/Prof Philip Campbell as the new Director of Cancer Services.  A/Prof Campbell has been a haematologist at Barwon Health since 2002 and Head of Clinical...

Thursday, 19 October 2017.

Button battery warning for Geelong Show

Families at the Geelong Show have been warned about the hazards of swallowing button batteries inside show bag toys. If swallowed, button batteries can become stuck in a child's throat and burn...
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