Our Voice autumn 2020

Celebrating 100 years of Mercy Health

Join Mercy Health as we celebrate 100 years of bringing God's mercy to those in need.

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Keeping babies safe

The Safer Baby Collaborative is a program that has been developed to educate families-to-be about the simple steps they can take to reduce the likelihood of stillbirth.

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Day respite provides a break for all

Mercy Health's Day Respite Program not only provides respite for clients, it also allows some much-needed rest and free time for carers.

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A friendship spanning generations

A wonderful story of intergenerational friendship, which goes to the heart of Mercy Health's mission to provide holistic care.

A friendship spanning generations

NICU Cheer: It’s special and expanding

Maddie Francis founded NICU Cheer, an organisation which collects donated gifts from corporate Australia to share among families whose babies are in NICU at Christmas time. The initiative has become so popular, she has decided to expand it to include Mother’s Day and Father's Day as well.

NICU Cheer: It’s special and expanding

How revisiting a past love brought renewed purpose for knitting fan

Mercy Place Nixon resident Irene Ulrich has found a renewed purpose in life – knitting beautiful and warm scarves for homeless Victorians.

How revisiting a past love brought renewed purpose for knitting fan

Supporting and connecting mothers and babies

Just shy of two years in her role as Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW) Aboriginal Postnatal Engagement Officer, Cathy Garlett loves being able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies and connect them with the local community.

Supporting and connecting mothers and babies

A lifelong dedication to improving healthcare

Faith and community service were central to Dr Richard Parkinson’s upbringing, so it is no surprise he has become a tireless worker for Mercy Health Albury and the Albury community in NSW.

A lifelong dedication to improving healthcare

Please support the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank today

Franklin Edgley was born at just 26 weeks, weighing a tiny 808 grams. While being first-time parents was scary enough for Franklin’s parents Catherine and Matthew, they never expected to spend the first couple of months of their new baby’s life visiting him in intensive care.

Please support the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank today

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The winter edition of Our Voice will be available in July.