Our Voice winter 2019

Celebrating 25 years of Werribee Mercy Hospital

Mercy Health is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wyndham's first community hospital — Werribee Mercy Hospital.

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It was Mercy Health Foundation's Gala Ball even without precious little 'Ollie'

The Mercy Health Foundation Ball is Mercy Health's most important fundraiser for the year and nothing illustrates this more than the five-month journey of little Oliver 'Ollie' Parkinson.

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How 10 simple questions help staff to see and know residents

Mercy Place Shepparton staff do not only 'see' their residents, they 'know' them too thanks to 10 simple questions they ask residents in their care.

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Reconnecting with the heart of Mercy

Each year, Mercy Health’s 9,000-plus staff care for about 105,000 people through our health services, aged care homes and the community. Formation programs give staff an opportunity to spend time away from the workplace and reconnect with the stories of the Sisters of Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley and Jesus, both of whom modelled the importance of serving others.

Reconnecting with the heart of Mercy

A holistic approach to care keeps those living with dementia happy at home

Mercy Health's Dementia Advisory Service has proven to be a game-changer for people like Mornington couple Betty and John, who have been able to continue living together at home following Betty's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

A holistic approach to care keeps those living with dementia happy at home

A collaboration to change lives

Mercy Health is collaborating with McAuley Community Services for Women to tackle the dual problems of loneliness in the ageing population and homelessness.

A collaboration to change lives

Friendship is the most important tool of the trade

Each day, Mercy Place Dandenong Maintenance Officer David Barker goes above and beyond, proving that friendship is the most important part of his job.

Friendship is the most important tool of the trade

Building healthy resilience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women

In late March, Mercy Health hosted more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 10–12 students as part of the Weenthunga Health Network’s Nyarrn-gakgo Mangkie Girls Resilience Program, which means ‘hear within’ in the Woiwurrung language.

Building healthy resilience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women

Giving back

While others may think retirement is a time to relax and take it easy, Consumer Advisor Kate Doherty sees it as an opportunity to give back.

Giving back

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