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Friday, 02 March 2018.

New laws for medical treatment decision making and advance care directives

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will commence on 12 March 2018, protecting advance care directives in law. The Act provides statutory recognition to advance care directives...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

Hospital security funding announcement

In round three of the Department of Health and Human Services Violence Prevention Fund, Barwon Health was successful in obtaining funding of $433,605 for: 1. Installation of swipe card access to...

Friday, 02 February 2018.

Barwon Health buildings: what's in a name?

By Serena Griffin, Library & Literacy Project Officer, Barwon Health Library Service Have you ever wondered who the buildings and wards around Barwon Health are named after? If you were born...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018.

New neurosciences ward to open

Barwon Health is set to open an 18-bed specialised Neurosciences Ward at University Hospital Geelong in April – a first for regional Victoria.Located on Heath Wing 2 – the same level as the...

Tuesday, 02 January 2018.

Our emergency department performance

The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department has seen annual attendance numbers increase by almost 7000 over the past five years and reached 69,607 in 2016/17. Spikes in rates of seasonal...

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...
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