A breakthrough drug discovery to combat preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy complication
Today, a joint team of researchers in Cape Town, South Africa and at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women (and the University of Melbourne) report the results in the prestigious British Medical Journal of a breakthrough clinical trial. Their exciting findings suggest the diabetes drug, metformin, may be the first ever disease-modifying drug discovered that slows…
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly and it’s a perfect 10!
While busy with a professional career, he and his wife Anne raised a family one shy of a cricket team – although if you include mum and dad, the total of 12 provides the full complement. Bernie and Anne always intended having a large family but probably would have initially nominated a mere five or…
Crucial infrastructure installed at Werribee Mercy Hospital
Patients attending the WMH Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and acute medical and surgical services will be some of the initial patients to receive access to the upgraded equipment. Overviewing the installation, Mercy Health – Health Services Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Jason Payne said all high-functioning hospitals were reliant on the diagnostic capability of a…
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Generous family helps to preserve precious memories
When the unthinkable happened and the Laird family lost their baby girl to stillbirth in 2012, the family took many photos with baby Chloe to ensure their precious memories with her were preserved. The Lairds have donated a Heartfelt camera kit to ensure families grieving the loss of a baby have access to photography.
Palliative Care: A fulfilling and positive role
Mercy Palliative Care Registered Nurse Anthony Evangelista has no hesitation in declaring his job as fulfilling and full of positives.
Molly’s led a rich and rewarding life
Mercy Place Warrnambool aged care resident Molly Richards has been nominated to tell her life story on audio as part of a programme, which recognises senior Victorians living in aged care.
Special delivery arrives in time for Mother’s Day
Babies were not the only deliveries that arrived at Werribee Mercy Hospital’s maternity ward in time for Mother’s Day this week – 40 hampers filled with goodies also made a timely arrival.
Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health
Associate Professor Helena Frawley has been announced in the new role of Associate Professor of Allied Health by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) and Mercy Hospital for Women.
Lest we forget
Now aged 95, Mercy Place Mont Clare (WA) resident Norman Walker was only a teenager when he landed on a Normandy beach in France during the Allied invasion of WW2. In 2019, it led to the French Government presenting him with the nation's highest military honour, the Legion of Honour. Today, Norman lays the wreath at the home's ANZAC commemorative service.
Last reviewed April 22, 2021.