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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.

Pausing to remember babies lost

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Heidelberg West couple Samantha Rowe and Paul Lyons have lost six babies in the past three years — but their positivity brings a ray of hope to families at a special service to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. “Very sadly, losing a baby is still considered a taboo subject and people are […]

Pausing to remember babies lost

Whole Self @ Mercy Health

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Mercy Health LGBTIQ employees encouraged to bring their whole selves to work Earlier this year Mercy Health announced work was being undertaken to develop a support network known as ‘Bring your Whole Self to Work’. Over recent months, additional tensions in the community surrounding the same-sex marriage plebiscite have given us reason to reassure employees […]

Whole Self @ Mercy Health
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Werribee Mercy Hospital Resuscitation Unit dedicated to fallen police officer

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Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department Resuscitation Unit has been dedicated to fallen police officer Constable Clare Frances Bourke at a ceremony on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Constable Bourke was performing watch house duties at Sunshine Police Station on 16 March 1983 when a colleague’s firearm discharged and she was fatally shot. The Victoria Police Blue […]

Werribee Mercy Hospital Resuscitation Unit dedicated to fallen police officer
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Interactive robot wins over hearts at Melbourne aged care home

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Generous Lions Club donation to benefit grieving individuals and families

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Mercy Health’s response to Physician Assisted Suicide

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Thrive @ Mercy named finalist in 2017 Australian HR Awards

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Inspirational trek raises $50,000 for vulnerable babies

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Stepping out for a silent tragedy

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Every year, more than 2,000 babies are stillborn in Australia – more than the national road toll. Stillbirth is the death of a baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In Australia, one in 130 pregnancies end in stillbirth and one-third of cases are unexplained. While the rate of infant death has decreased, the rate of […]

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A simple test could predict premature labour

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​A simple bedside test for pregnant women to accurately predict early labour is under development at the University of Melbourne. Researchers are working towards the affordable, painless and reliable test, that could be taken at 24-weeks pregnant, giving doctors a clear indication of risk of pre-term birth within days, or even weeks. Scientists at the […]

A simple test could predict premature labour