Our Projects

Mercy Health Foundation raises funds for clinical research, scholarships and unique projects to foster the constant improvement of care. Each project supported by the Foundation creates unique opportunities for Mercy Health to provide care and better understand the changing healthcare needs across our community.

A project milestone was the opening of Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank in 2011. A first for Victoria, the bank collects breastmilk from mothers who have had a baby at Mercy Hospital for Women then screens, pasteurises and delivers the donated milk to sick and premature babies in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery.

The Foundation has been pivotal in establishing the Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mercy Hospital for Women. This position is a first for Australia and acts as a focus for research, teaching and training in maternal fetal medicine. The Foundation also played a key role in establishing  Australia's first Chair of Aged Care to conduct research in aged care and foster links between clinicians, academics and the industry.


Education and Training >

We provide high-quality professional development and training opportunities for health care, home and community care and residential aged care workers. Read More.

Research >

Our clinical research projects aim to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Read More.

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