Our Voice spring 2019

A celebration fit for a centenarian

Irene Ballard turned 104 in August, celebrating the occasion with friends and Mercy Place Northcliffe staff at a party the sprightly resident helped organise herself.

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Award-winning care at the ready

Living with a rare disease is a thousand times easier for Luke Truscott and his mother Sandra, now that they have the help of Mercy Palliative Care’s 24-hour specialist service.

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Colourful boost of confidence

Three times a year, Werribee Mercy Hospital hosts a Look Good Feel Better workshop to give patients receiving cancer treatment a big boost of positivity and confidence.

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Out and about with carer and companion

With the help of Mercy Health Home Care Worker Kevin McNulty, client Daniel (Dan) O’Keefe can keep enjoying a few of his favourite things — coffee, sunshine, family and football.

Out and about with carer and companion

Residents and children play together to bridge the generation gap

Mercy Place Abbotsford residents enjoy twice-weekly catch-ups with children from a neighbouring kindergarten as part of the home's intergenerational program.

Residents and children play together to bridge the generation gap

A decade of service to Mercy Health

Former Mercy Health Board members Sr Joan Wilson and Ms Agnes Sheehan reflect on change, challenges and opportunities over their decade of service.

A decade of service to Mercy Health

Opening eyes and doors to a career in health

While the Australian population is made up of 3.3 per cent Indigenous Australians, only about one per cent of people working in health-related occupations identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. To help increase the number of Indigenous Australians working in health, Mercy Health has developed a Mercy Health Aboriginal Employment Plan.

Opening eyes and doors to a career in health

Lighting the way for carers

Motivated for the voice of carers to be heard in the patient journey, Helen Lococo became Mercy Mental Health’s first Carer Consultant 18 years ago and is now a seasoned advocate for their cause.

Lighting the way for carers

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The summer edition of Our Voice will be available in December.