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Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Celebrating NAIDOC Week (2-9 July) Each July, celebrations are held across Australia to mark NAIDOC Week. This is a time to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The theme for this year's NAIDOC Week is 'Our Languages Matter'. Indigenous languages play a unique and essential role in cultural identity, linking people to their land and communicating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites acros Read more.
Mercy Health Foundation Autumn Ball
   Mercy Health Foundation - Autumn Ball  Continuing our mission to fund projects which make a real difference, this year's proceeds will support research and care for the most vulnerable and complicated pregnancies: those where there is a major risk of death or disability for either the mother or her unborn baby. All proceeds from this important occasion will directly support Mercy Perinatal. Co-led by Professors Stephen Tong and Sue Walker, Mercy Perinatal is an exciting new venture Read more.
Pram Jam - pushing for healthy mums and bubs
  It’s a harrowing fact that one in 130 pregnancies in Australia ends in stillbirth, and the number of babies tragically lost at birth each year exceeds the national road toll.  Around the world, a baby dies from prematurity every 30 seconds – and according to the World Health Organization, premature birth is the number one killer of children aged under five. We want to change these statistics but we need your help! Mercy Health Foundation is calling on mothers, fathers, grandparents, Read more.
Unleashing the joy of animal companionship
The theme for Dementia Awareness Month 2016 is "You are not alone" and since resident and visiting pets are a vital part of Mercy Health's aged care homes, we are hosting a very special event at Mercy Place East Melbourne to acknowledge this. Pets in aged care are known to inspire greater physical, cognitive and emotional well-being whilst connecting with one another. Pets can provide an opportunity for people living with dementia to express their emotions and enable meaningful co Read more.
Werribee Mercy Hospital Christmas Fair 2016
We are proud to announce the date for the Werribee Mercy Hospital Christmas Fair and you're invited to join in! Saturday 26 November 2016   11am – 4pm Funds raised on the day will assist us in delivering critical care at Werribee Mercy Hospital.  We look forward to seeing you!​ ​ View the  event information on Facebook     With special thanks to our major sponsor   BankVic  proudly supports Werribee Mercy Health fair and staff with convenient banking at work. Join o Read more.
R U OK? Day 2016
​On  Thursday 8 September 2016 Mercy Health will be taking part in R U OK? Day.    R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all people from all backgrounds to ask family, friends and colleagues ‘are you ok?’. By regularly reaching out to one another we can prevent isolation, build a more connected community and stop little problems from getting bigger.    A range of R U OK? Day themed activities will take place across Mercy Health in the lead up to this date including the b Read more.
Breastfeeding Week 2016
​ From 1 – 7 August Mercy Health will be celebrating   World Breastfeeding Week . The theme for 2016 is 'Breastfeeding: a key to sustainable development' and asks us to reflect on how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Mercy Hospital for Women Morning Tea When: Thursday 4 August 2016 Time: 10.30 – 11.30am Location: Level 4 Lecture Theatre All Read more.
Run Melbourne raises more than $10k
​ We did it ….. well done and heartfelt thanks to everyone who ran (and walked) on Sunday in Run Melbourne! It was a beautiful day and great to see everyone having a fantastic time.    W e are thrilled to announce that thanks to the efforts of our team members, many other community and staff sponors, and a few donations yet to be made public, we have raised   $10,405.22!   From the team at Mercy Perinatal, thank you for all your amazing support in not only rais Read more.
Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
​ The Medical Disorders in Pregnancy conference will be held at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne on 23 July 2016.     The conference will address  - Zika virus and pregnancy - Can Hepatitis C now be cured? - Obesity in pregnancy - Life threatening problems and life change treatments - Blood pressure targets for hypertension in pregnancy    Read more.
Naidoc Week 2016
  Mercy Hospital for Women was proud to begin NAIDOC Week celebrations on Wednesday 6 July with Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Di Kerr, conducting a Welcome to Country and traditional smoking ceremony for 50 guests before speaking about Aboriginal history and her experiences in the community.  Celebrations continued at Werribee Mercy Hospital, including an official welcome to our newly appointed Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer Donna Duncanson. Donna will partner with patients to provide c Read more.
2016 Gala Ball
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Mercy Health Foundation Gala Ball   The 2016 Mercy Health Foundation Gala Ball not only raised significant awareness for Mercy Perinatal, but proceeds for the cause. More than 400 people joined us at the Sofitel on Collins to help create a memorable evening supporting the Mercy Health Foundation, to continue its mission to fund research and care of the most complicated and vulnerable pregnancies. Our vision is to transform the futures of babies a Read more.
Dying with dignity and choice
On Friday 27 May Mercy Health, in conjunction with the Mercy Care Centre Community Advisory Group, is hosting a community forum in Young, NSW, to highlight the importance of quality health care for people with a terminal illness. This free community form coincides with National Palliative Care Week and is to designed to provide a safe space for families to start discussing dying with dignity and choice.    Read more.
Mercy Place Wyndham Open Day
​ Mercy Place Wyndham  offers a warm and welcoming home that fosters both independence and companionship. We empower people to continue to actively participate in life and maintain their independence and social connections to friends, family and the community. Please join us for a guided tour, chapel service, activities and morning tea with our residents. Friday 27 May 2016 10.00am –12.00pm Mercy Place Wyndham  Residential Aged Care  39 Deutgam Street, Werribee      Read more.
ACN Nursing and Health Expo
Mercy Health will take part in an Australian College of Nursing (ACN) event showcasing all it has to offer to the industry. The 2016 ACN Nursing and Health Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 16 April.    Representatives from Mercy Mental Health, Mercy Hospital for Women, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Mercy Palliative Care, Mercy Home & Community Care and Mercy Health Aged Care will attend the event to answer questions about careers within the Read more.
Harmony Day
​ Event: 21 March 2016   Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land and those who have come from many countries around the world. To celebrate Harmony day and the cultural diversity across Mercy Health, leaders and employees went head-to-head in an Iron Chef style competition.  Nominated employees had 4 minutes to prepare a multicultural snack. Audience members were selected to judge and select a winner Read more.
Celebrating International Women's Day
​ Event: 8 March 2016 To celebrate International Women's Day; a day that acknowledges the economic, political and social achievements of women, Mercy Health hosted events at Mercy Hospital for Women, Werribee Mercy Hospital and the Support Services office in Richmond.  Mercy is exceptionally lucky to have such a large number of talented male and female employees who provide the best possible care to our patients, clients and residents every day. To celebrate this, both of our hospitals Read more.
Anzac Centenary program
​Event: 2 March 2016   As part of the Victorian Government's Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018) a free community roadshow visited Mercy Place East Melbourne yesterday. The roadshow, which included storytelling, live theatre performances, video, and interactive content was attended by the Member for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell, and Victorian State President of the Returned and Services League, Major General David McLachlan. The roadshow demonstrates the challenges and sacrifices soldi Read more.
Global Obstetric Update
​Event: 19 November 2015   We are delighted to invite you to this unique event:  The Mercy Global Obstetric Update 2015 . Every presentation an invited platform plenary. Every invited speaker at the leading edge of their fields.  We have called on some of the finest academic minds from across Australia and the world and asked them to converge in Melbourne for three days.  More  information .      Read more.
Werribee Mercy Hospital Community Fair
​Event: 25 October 2015 We welcome you, your friends and family to join us in celebrating Werribee Mercy Hospital's 21 st  birthday at our Community Fair.  Sunday 25 October 2015  10am – 3pm  Wrist bands for unlimited rides are now on sale from Zouki Café at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The wrist bands are just $15 and will ensure hours of fun for the whole family.   With thanks to our sponsors ​   ​ Catholic Super  has been providing superannuation and retirement services to memb Read more.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
​Event:  15 October 2015​   To mark October's International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a series of public reflection sessions  will be be held at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital. The reflections offer a quiet space in which to acknowledge the loss of a baby and families are invited to light a candle in remembrance of their baby. International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day  Mercy Hospital for Women  – Multifaith Chapel Read more.
Mercy Health Ball 2015
Event: 25 July 2015 Mercy Health Ball - Kickstart for Life   A big thank you to all of our sponsors who helped to make the Ball such a success this year.                                                           Read more.

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