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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Mercy Place Rice Village celebrates 20 years

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Mercy Place Rice Village has celebrated its 20th anniversary with residents, staff and families coming together to commemorate the history of the home and acknowledge all who have been part of the Rice Village community. Celebrations on Thursday 12 May thanked staff, volunteers and residents and recognised the generous donation made by the Rice family…

Mercy Place Rice Village celebrates 20 years
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Dying with dignity and choice

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With an ageing population and one third of Australians reported to have at least one chronic condition, access to palliative care has never been more important. On Friday 27 May Mercy Health in conjunction with the Mercy Care Centre Community Advisory Group is hosting a community forum in Young, New South Wales, to highlight the…

Dying with dignity and choice
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Mercy Health supports breastfeeding employees

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Mercy Health has received re-accreditation for the 10th consecutive year as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW). The program is facilitated by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and enables workplaces to offer employment conditions that support women to combine breastfeeding and work. These conditions include lactation breaks, flexible work options and access to private rooms to…

Mercy Health supports breastfeeding employees
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Mercy Place Montrose resident plants it forward

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Volunteers will be the toast of Mercy Place Montrose this National Volunteers Week, but the selfless efforts of 81 year-old Tony Hopkins are unlike those of others who visit the home each week. Mr Hopkins is not only one of the home’s most valued volunteers, but has also been a resident for almost 3 years….

Mercy Place Montrose resident plants it forward
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Mercy Health celebrates volunteers

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Mercy Health volunteers provide a valuable resource to support our health and aged care staff and services in performing at their best. During National Volunteers Week (9-15 May) Mercy Health recognises the dedication and hard work of those people who generously donate their time across the organisation, including the efforts of staff who volunteer in…

Mercy Health celebrates volunteers
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Mercy Health Albury takes healthy approach to work

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Mercy Health Albury is doing all it can to help its staff stick to two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions: healthy eating and increased physical activity. Mercy Health Albury has put in place a range of health and wellbeing promotions for 2016 to go hand in hand with the NSW Government initiative Get…

Mercy Health Albury takes healthy approach to work
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Mercy Health Public Hospitals jump into Kangaroo-a-thon

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Nurseries at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg and Werribee Mercy Hospital care for more than 1300 premature and sick babies each year. As part of the specialist care these vulnerable babies receive, ‘kangaroo care’ (or skin-to-skin care) with the baby’s parents is encouraged at every…

Mercy Health Public Hospitals jump into Kangaroo-a-thon
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Australian Light Horseman commemorates Anzac Day

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ANZAC Day is a historic day for many Australians, but every year it is particularly important for 93- year old veteran Australian Light Horseman Ben Sell. The Mercy Place Colac resident entered the army when he was just 17 years old, and travelled to Western Australia to join the ‘Mullewa’ training camp to become a…

Australian Light Horseman commemorates Anzac Day
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Donation music to resident’s ears

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Residents living with dementia at Mercy Place Shepparton will be bopping along to some of their favourite tunes from yesteryear thanks to a generous donation by the Shepparton Club. The Shepparton Club purchased 16 MP3 players and headphones for the residential aged care home which will enable the roll out of a new personalised music…

Donation music to resident’s ears
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Younger Onset Dementia Research Scholarship awarded to Edith Cowan University

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A $50,000 research scholarship to improve the care and lives of people diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia has been awarded by Mercy Health and the Lovell Foundation to Edith Cowan University. The Trevor Mast Scholarship is named after a well-known winemaker, husband, father and grandfather who was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at 57 years…

Younger Onset Dementia Research Scholarship awarded to Edith Cowan University

Last reviewed December 27, 2017.