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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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Gandel Philanthropy donates $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

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Gandel Philanthropy, one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds, has donated $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Appeal. The donation is one of the largest individual gifts to Wyndham’s only public hospital and has been used to create a wellness room to help patient recovery. The room includes a landscaped terrace…

Gandel Philanthropy donates $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

Grief Awareness Expo 2018 – Putting the pieces together

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Mercy Health Albury will host a Grief Awareness Expo — Putting the pieces together — on Thursday 30 August to help the community acknowledge loss and promote resilience. The expo aims to equip people who have been impacted by loss through illness, an accident or life’s circumstances with information and practical support from a variety…

Grief Awareness Expo 2018 – Putting the pieces together

Key appointments to Werribee Mercy Hospital’s new ICU

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Werribee Mercy Hospital has announced two key appointments to its new Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which will open in stages to the public from August 2018. Mercy Health Chief Executive – Health Services Adjunct Professor Linda Mellors said the hospital was excited with the appointments of Dr Mainak Majumdar as Medical Director and Ms Joanne…

Key appointments to Werribee Mercy Hospital’s new ICU

Charitable and fashionable effort takes the edge off winter at Mont Clare

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World Refuge Day had both a charitable and fashionable focus this year at not-for-profit aged care home Mercy Place Mont Clare. The team of over 20 staff members – several of whom come from refugee backgrounds themselves – embarked upon a ‘clothing drive’ to gather good quality, pre-loved winter clothes from colleagues, residents, and their…

Charitable and fashionable effort takes the edge off winter at Mont Clare

Mercy Health to recognise NAIDOC Week

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Mercy Health will be celebrating NAIDOC Week between 8–15 July 2018 in recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg will host ceremonial events, speeches and activities which reflect the focus of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, “Because of Her, We Can!”…

Mercy Health to recognise NAIDOC Week

Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care (Vic) join forces

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Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care (Vic) officially joined forces today (1 July 2018) creating one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged and home care services in Australia. The decision to explore a merger was announced in 2016, and the integration has come to fruition after 18 months of planning, preparation and collaboration. Mercy…

Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care (Vic) join forces
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Message on behalf of Archbishop Denis Hart

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Bishop Peter Comensoli, the Bishop of Broken Bay, has been appointed by Pope Francis to succeed Archbishop Denis Hart as Archbishop of Melbourne.

Message on behalf of Archbishop Denis Hart

More than 100 jobs available at Ballarat’s new aged care home

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The new Mercy Place Ballarat residential aged care home is seeking the right staff to fill more than 100 jobs ahead of its expected opening in September 2018. A variety of roles are available to suit individual needs, ranging from full-time, permanent part-time to casual opportunities. Among the many roles available is the newly created…

More than 100 jobs available at Ballarat’s new aged care home

Professor Sue Walker AO recognised for her contribution to women’s health

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Mercy Hospital for Women Director of Perinatal Medicine and Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Melbourne, Professor Sue Walker AO has been recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list. Prof Walker was awarded for her distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the disciplines…

Professor Sue Walker AO recognised for her contribution to women’s health

Seniors get the download on tech savvy students

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Residents at Mercy Place Fernhill are proving that you can never be too old to learn the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the latest tech gadgets. As part of an ongoing intergenerational program, students from St Kevin’s College visit the aged care home once a month to show residents tips and tricks for using computers, iPads,…

Seniors get the download on tech savvy students

Last reviewed June 14, 2018.