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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.


Friday, 22 April 2022.

Japanese Encephalitis - reducing your risk

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a virus that is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. Mosquito-borne disease...

Thursday, 10 February 2022.

Barwon Health Cancer Services Trials Unit – a new name for a new era

One in two Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Locally, patients know they have the care and expertise of staff within Barwon Health Cancer Services when...

Monday, 22 November 2021.

Clinical trials receive $1.5 million boost for Victorians affected by cancer

Access to Victorian cancer clinical trials will be improved thanks to $1.5 million in grants awarded by Cancer Council Victoria today, including a project to establish the first regional allied...

Friday, 12 November 2021.

Mark receives protective boost

COVID-19 booster doses are now available at Barwon Health’s Community Vaccination hub to anyone aged 18 and over who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago. A...

Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

Barwon Best Care Awards 2021 Art Competition

Each year at Barwon Health, the Barwon Best Care Awards are held to celebrate the incredible work our staff do. The Barwon Best Care Awards are focused on aligning the health service and its...

Tuesday, 12 October 2021.

Jack urges others to join him

As Australia continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination program, people in Geelong with a disability are being provided additional support to access vaccination. People with a disability can...

Monday, 11 October 2021.

Moderna now available at Community Vaccination Hub

Barwon Health has added a new vaccination option for the community. Moderna vaccinations will be available at Ford from Tuesday Oct 12. Moderna will be offered to people aged 12 and over and will...

Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

Second dose appointment a date to remember

As local airport boss Justin Giddings rolled up his sleeve for his second dose of AstraZeneca recently, it was a timely reminder for the community to ensure they keep their second dose appointment....

Friday, 02 July 2021.

Construction commences McKellar Centre Acute Mental Unit

People in the Barwon South West region will soon have more mental health support closer to home, with construction underway on the new McKellar Centre Acute Mental Health Unit. The Geelong...

Monday, 28 June 2021.

Virtual world offers therapeutic remedy to isolation

BARWON Health’s palliative care virtual reality (VR) program has expanded to bring the immersive therapy to more patients in the community. VR has been utilised as a form of diversion therapy at...
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