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Thursday, 15 July 2021.

Barwon Heads COVID-19 outbreak

Statement attributable to Barwon South West Public Health Unit director Professor Eugene Athan: Three members of a Barwon Heads family have been confirmed as positive COVID-19 cases, after the...

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...

Monday, 21 June 2021.

Barwon Health Surf Coast site announced

Barwon Health welcomes the State Government announcement of a site for the Torquay Community Hospital, to be known as Barwon Health Surf Coast. Barwon Health Surf Coast will provide a range of...

Saturday, 19 June 2021.

Construction commences on McKellar Kids’ Rehabilitation Centre

Construction has begun for the $3.6 million state-of-the-art Kids’ Rehabilitation Centre at the McKellar Centre.The build, funded entirely by the Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal through...

Thursday, 17 June 2021.

Tackling care gaps in mental health

Mental health has recently been a topic of much discussion in our community, with high demand for services accentuated during the pandemic. There is a wave of hope across the sector in response to...

Tuesday, 15 June 2021.

Sunrise Centre oncology prehab credited for fitness turnaround

Drysdale woman Sandra Cox credits her post-cancer recovery to the Sunrise Centre staff who knew just how hard to push her while training to improve her fitness. In April, Sandra had surgery for...

Thursday, 10 June 2021.

New Mental Health Hub for Central Geelong

People in the Geelong region will soon be able to access mental health services from a central location in the heart of Geelong, thanks to a $16-milion investment from the State Government. A new...

Wednesday, 19 May 2021.

Celebrating International Nurses Day and International Day of the Midwife

By Alison Patrick, Interim Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Nurses and midwives have never been more important to the health and wellbeing of people in our region. This year at Barwon Health,...

Wednesday, 19 May 2021.

Partnership to help people get COVID-19 vaccination

Badriyah Eeso is one of the first people from Geelong’s refugee community to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, thanks to a partnership between not-for-profit service provider Diversitat and...
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