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Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

Emergency Department's war on waste

Meet our Emergency Department (ED) green champions - a group of environmentally-minded nurses, PSAs, cleaners and doctors. When they aren't busy saving lives, the group is looking for ways to...

Friday, 25 January 2019.

Health risks of heatwaves

25 January 2019 With temperatures passing 40 degrees today, Barwon Health advises Geelong residents to take care of those vulnerable in the extreme heat. Emergency Department nurse unit manager...

Thursday, 20 December 2018.

Launch of new Emergency Department wait time dashboard

  A new online tool has been launched to help patients decide whether or not to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Geelong. The ED wait time dashboard display was...

Wednesday, 05 September 2018.

Emergency Department performance

Quotes attributable to Associate Professor Sean Jespersen, Chief Medical Officer It is important to note that 100 per cent of our most urgent Emergency Department (ED) patients are seen on time...

Wednesday, 02 May 2018.

Funding for Emergency Department boost

THE State Government has announced Barwon Health and five other hospitals will share $100.5 million for Emergency Department (ED) "crisis hubs".Barwon Health CEO Professor Ruth Salom said the...

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...

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, 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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