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.

Interactive robot wins over hearts at Mercy Place Abbotsford

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PARO, an advanced interactive therapeutic robot seal, has won over hearts after spending the month of July at Mercy Place Abbotsford. The fluffy new resident facilitates the positive effects of animal therapy. PARO can detect touch, sound, light, temperature and even posture; and learns to behave in a way that is desirable for each resident’s…

Interactive robot wins over hearts at Mercy Place Abbotsford

Generous Lions Club donation to benefit grieving individuals and families

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Mercy Palliative Care has received a $17,000 donation from the Sunshine Lions Club to help support members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one. The money will enable the construction and furnishing of two new rooms for the specialist bereavement counselling service —Mercy Grief Services (MGS) based in Sunshine. MGS Counsellor and…

Generous Lions Club donation to benefit grieving individuals and families

Mercy Health’s response to Physician Assisted Suicide

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The following statement is attributable to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Health – Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen Mercy Health is a provider of inpatient and community palliative care services, as well as a range of residential aged care, home and community care, medical, surgical, sub-acute, mental health, maternity and newborn services. Through our services,…

Mercy Health’s response to Physician Assisted Suicide

Thrive @ Mercy named finalist in 2017 Australian HR Awards

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Mercy Health’s online health and wellbeing hub for staff has been recognised as a finalist in the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Thrive @ Mercy was launched in 2016 and offers a wide range of resources and information to enhance awareness and knowledge of health and wellbeing. Group Executive Director People, Learning & Culture Kate McCormack…

Thrive @ Mercy named finalist in 2017 Australian HR Awards

Inspirational trek raises $50,000 for vulnerable babies

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Melbourne mum-of-three George McMahon and her friend Hollie Gooden are celebrating after completing an epic 1,720 kilometre walk and bike ride across Australia to raise money and awareness about premature birth and stillbirth. George and Hollie set off from Alice Springs on Thursday 1 June 2017 and followed the Tanami Track, crossing both the Tanami…

Inspirational trek raises $50,000 for vulnerable babies
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Landmark study finds breastmilk expressing safe

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A world first study has found that women with diabetes in a low-risk pregnancy can safely express breastmilk in late pregnancy, with the study dispelling concerns that the practice could cause harm to babies. The landmark research, published in The Lancet today was led by researchers at La Trobe University, along with the Royal Women’s…

Landmark study finds breastmilk expressing safe

Home and Community Care Young has a new home

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The Mercy Health Home & Community Care office in Young has relocated to 7 Rogan Lane to increase its presence and improve accessibility for clients. The move coincides with Mercy Health’s 10-year anniversary in Young. As well as Home & Community Care we also provide residential aged care at Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s and…

Home and Community Care Young has a new home
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Mercy Health Albury marks National Palliative Care Week

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Mercy Health Albury is celebrating the tireless work of its palliative care staff and volunteers as part of National Palliative Care Week 21– 28 May. The theme for 2017 is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference.’ The aim of the week for this year is to put the spotlight on…

Mercy Health Albury marks National Palliative Care Week
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Kangaroo cuddles to benefit our smallest bubs

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Parents with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Nursery (SCN) at Mercy Hospital for Women are currently logging as many hours of skin-to-skin contact or kangaroo care with their little one/s as possible. The hospital is taking part in Australia’s 3rd annual Kangaroo-a-thon, an event organised by the Miracle Babies…

Kangaroo cuddles to benefit our smallest bubs

The sky’s the limit for Mercy Place Montrose residents

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Four residents from Mercy Place Montrose took to the sky in vintage planes on Saturday 13 May 2017 as part of a program to help them fulfil their bucket list. The residents, ranging in age from 70 to 82, were picked up from their residential aged care home and taken to Yering to enjoy Tiger…

The sky’s the limit for Mercy Place Montrose residents

Last reviewed December 27, 2017.