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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Mates of 30 years host joint art exhibition

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Mercy Place Abbotsford residents and long-time friends Brother Patrick Henigan and John Bartlett joined forces recently to hold their own art exhibition at the Collingwood Gallery. Both men are distinguished artists in their own right, but this is the first time they have hosted an exhibition together. Br. Patrick, who is 91 years old, stopped…

Mates of 30 years host joint art exhibition
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Perinatal Pedalers dig deep for at-risk mothers and babies

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Mercy Health staff have dusted off their Lycra and hit the bike paths around Melbourne in preparation for the Murray to Moyne, an annual charity bike ride from Mildura to Port Fairy. The Mercy Health team is riding under the name Perinatal Pedalers and is made up of 28 cyclists from across the health service…

Perinatal Pedalers dig deep for at-risk mothers and babies
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Make a positive difference in your community with Mercy Health

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Mercy Health is supporting Change Day 2016, a social movement which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the Australian health and community care system as a whole. Mercy Health Group CEO Stephen Cornelissen led a series of pledges from senior staff advocating for equity and inclusion. “At Mercy Health we…

Make a positive difference in your community with Mercy Health
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Mercy Health pledges its support to Change Day

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Mercy Health is supporting Change Day 2016, a social movement which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the Australian health and community care system as a whole. Mercy Health Group CEO Stephen Cornelissen led a series of pledges from senior staff advocating for equity and inclusion. “At Mercy Health we…

Mercy Health pledges its support to Change Day
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Mercy Care Centre Young celebrates four year anniversary of China Tea Program

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According to modern literature, humans use five ‘love languages’ to show people they care – words of affection, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. At Mercy Care Centre Young, Pastoral Care Associate Denise Norwood and a dedicated group of volunteers host a weekly afternoon tea with a difference. The China Tea Program…

Mercy Care Centre Young celebrates four year anniversary of China Tea Program
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Mercy Place Fernhill celebrates one year

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On Monday 29 February, Mercy Place Fernhill residential aged care home celebrated its first year of service. The significant milestone was attended by leaders of Mercy Health and Friends of Mercy Place Fernhill, and was marked with an afternoon tea and live entertainment for residents and their families. Mercy Health Operations Director Aged Care Voula…

Mercy Place Fernhill celebrates one year
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Anzac roadshow to visit Mercy Place East Melbourne

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As part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018) a free community roadshow will visit Mercy Place East Melbourne on Tuesday 1 March at 3.00pm. The roadshow, which includes storytelling, live theatre performances, video, and interactive content will be attended by the Member for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell, and Victorian State President of the Returned…

Anzac roadshow to visit Mercy Place East Melbourne
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Grandmother’s craft passion benefits premature babies

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Mercy Hospital for Women has celebrated the generosity of a grandmother, who has created hundreds of vibrant patchwork quilts for premature babies, with an afternoon tea on Monday 22 February. Ellen Mason has donated up to 20 quilts a month to Mercy Hospital for Women for more than 10 years. Some of the quilts have…

Grandmother’s craft passion benefits premature babies
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2016, it is estimated 1480 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia and a further 1040 women will die from the disease. Mercy Health Consumer Advisor Jane Power has received the life-changing diagnosis of ovarian cancer. “When I was diagnosed I was working full time within a busy health sector role, enjoying…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Mercy Place Parkville’s 78 year old intern

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Ken Holmes recently celebrated his 78th birthday but he’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Instead, the grandfather of two is embarking on a new career in aged care administration. “I’m doing this course for myself,” explained Ken. “I’m tired of talking to my dogs and cats who don’t talk back.” Ken completed the…

Mercy Place Parkville’s 78 year old intern

Last reviewed December 27, 2017.