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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Soccer stars unite with Werribee Mercy Hospital newborns

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The A-League's newest team Western United has a home base in Victoria's west, close to Werribee Mercy Hospital. Three players from the team visited some of the hospital's newborns, creating instant fans.

Soccer stars unite with Werribee Mercy Hospital newborns
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First paediatric ward patient’s hospital connections

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Werribee Mercy Hospital opens a Paediatric Ward, and the first patient has surprising hospital connections.

First paediatric ward patient’s hospital connections
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Mercy Place Montrose, a blessing for local aged care residents

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Residents of Mercy Place Montrose’s new small household living homes will share their joy with family, friends and dignitaries when the new development is officially blessed on Tuesday 30 July. Since moving into their new homes, residents have enjoyed the choices and independence that their small household living homes afford them, and have spent many…

Mercy Place Montrose, a blessing for local aged care residents
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Firm friendships celebrated on International Day

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International Day of Friendship brings together residents from Mercy Place Westcourt and children from a local preschool as part of the residential aged care home's Intergenerational Program.

Firm friendships celebrated on International Day
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NAIDOC Week acknowledged across Mercy Health

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Werribee Mercy Hospital marks NAIDOC Week with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.

NAIDOC Week acknowledged across Mercy Health
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Therapy is music to residents’ ears

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The Lioness Club of Cairns has donated musical books, CDs and resources to increase the musical choices Mercy Place Westcourt residents with dementia use during music therapy sessions at the residential aged care home.

Therapy is music to residents’ ears
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Sensory wellness room makes perfect sense for residents

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At Mercy Place Fernhill, the creation of a sensory wellness room has given residents an opportunity to safely explore and stimulate all their senses.

Sensory wellness room makes perfect sense for residents
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Mercy Place Montrose throws open its doors to the public

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Mercy Place Montrose is hosting an open day to showcase its new and innovative approach to aged care.

Mercy Place Montrose throws open its doors to the public

86-year-old proves it’s never too late to hit the books

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While many of us reflect fondly on our time spent at university in our 20s, for one Melbourne senior, these days are just beginning. Showing no signs of slowing down, 86-year-old Leonard Walton – a resident at Mercy Place Fernhill – has been accepted into a pathways program for a Bachelor of Arts at the…

86-year-old proves it’s never too late to hit the books

Werribee Mercy Hospital Resuscitation Unit dedicated to fallen police officer

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Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department Resuscitation Unit has been dedicated to fallen police officer Constable Clare Frances Bourke at a ceremony on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Constable Bourke was performing watch house duties at Sunshine Police Station on 16 March 1983 when a colleague’s firearm discharged and she was fatally shot. The Victoria Police Blue…

Werribee Mercy Hospital Resuscitation Unit dedicated to fallen police officer

Last reviewed January 8, 2018.