News

Read the latest from Mercy Health, including what we’re doing in the community, information on general health developments, and other news from around our organisation.

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Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health

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Associate Professor Helena Frawley has been announced in the new role of Associate Professor of Allied Health by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) and Mercy Hospital for Women.

Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health
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Hygiene packs gratefully received

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Up to 200 patients in need will receive essential hygiene packs following a generous donation on Friday from the Mercy Health Foundation with the support of its business partner Bank First and the Pinchapoo charity. The packs which will be given to patients who may be homeless, isolated, survivors of family violence, or experiencing any…

Hygiene packs gratefully received
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A new protein to predict pregnancies at risk of stillbirth

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Stillbirth is a devastating tragedy that claims 1 in every 130 pregnancies in Australia. This means that every single day, 6-7 families lose their baby to stillbirth. One of the leading causes of stillbirth is a poorly functioning placenta; the life support system that provides oxygen and nutrients to a growing baby.  The first sign…

A new protein to predict pregnancies at risk of stillbirth
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Seventy-eight graduates start their nursing and midwifery journey

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New graduate nursing and midwifery students start their careers across Mercy Health

Seventy-eight graduates start their nursing and midwifery journey
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Archbishop of Canberra to open innovative approach to aged care living

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Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s residential aged care home residents and staff will be in celebration mode when their home is officially opened on Thursday.

Archbishop of Canberra to open innovative approach to aged care living
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Students connect with residents through books and song

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Grade 2 students from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Dandenong are turning the tables on adults, reading stories to elderly Mercy Place Dandenong residents every Tuesday morning at the residential aged care home.

Students connect with residents through books and song
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Remembrance service held to recognise babies lost

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More than 300 people gathered on 15 October at the Melbourne Museum to remember babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death at the inaugural Victorian Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Service.

Remembrance service held to recognise babies lost
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Drawing positives from art therapy

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Mercy Mental Health consumers, staff and volunteers bared their souls across the walls of the Clare Moore Building in recognition of Mental Health Week at the Mercy Mental Health annual art show last week.

Drawing positives from art therapy
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Music in the air for singing seniors

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The sound of music will soon be heard at Mercy Place Mandurah as residents prepare to turn their residential aged care home into a musical theatre this month.

Music in the air for singing seniors
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Double the reason to celebrate at Mercy Place Ballarat

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Mercy Place Ballarat had a double reason to celebrate during its open day on Saturday – it was almost one year to the day since the residential aged care home opened its doors, and it also received delivery of an eleven-seater bus for its residents.

Double the reason to celebrate at Mercy Place Ballarat

Last reviewed November 8, 2019.