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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.

Mercy Health recognised for gender equality

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Mercy Health has been recognised as a 2017-18 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE). The EOCGE citation recognises Mercy Health’s active commitment to achieving gender equality and its leadership in driving positive change for inclusive workplaces. WGEA Director Libby Lyons congratulated all of the 2017-18 citation holders for their…

Mercy Health recognised for gender equality

Tablets could replace surgery to treat life-threatening pregnancy condition

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In an exciting discovery, Translational Obstetrics Group (TOG) researchers based at Mercy Hospital for Women and the University of Melbourne have made a finding that has the potential to change the way we treat ectopic pregnancy. Researchers are investigating whether the life-threatening pregnancy condition can be treated with just a few tablets instead of surgery….

Tablets could replace surgery to treat life-threatening pregnancy condition

Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums

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Melbourne researchers are to begin a major study that could result in a test to accurately predict if women will experience pre-term labour during their pregnancy. Such a laboratory or bed-side product would enable clinicians to offer suitable, potentially life-saving care to mothers and babies. The three-year trial study involving more than 3000 women at…

Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums

Help us care for your local community

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Werribee Mercy Hospital is undertaking a major recruitment drive ahead of a multimillion dollar redevelopment being completed later this year. Werribee Mercy Hospital is currently hiring emergency nurses, mental health nurses and midwives to help care for the local community. The health service is also asking people interested in other roles at the hospital, both…

Help us care for your local community

Mercy Health seniors celebrate Chinese New Year in style

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They hail from India, Indonesia or even Ireland, but that won’t stop seniors living at Mercy Place Lathlain celebrating Chinese New Year in style. The longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year will see Mercy Health residents use the opportunity to celebrate their diverse cultural heritage. Seniors will celebrate the…

Mercy Health seniors celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Mercy Health’s HR team named among the most innovative in Australia

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Mercy Health’s human resources (HR) team has been named one of Australia’s most innovative HR teams for 2018 by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. Now in its third year, the HRD Innovative HR Team Report recognises HR teams who are at the forefront of change and innovation across several areas. These areas include, but are…

Mercy Health’s HR team named among the most innovative in Australia

Mercy Place Montrose creates a garden for everyone

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Green-thumbed residents at Melbourne aged care home, Mercy Place Montrose, had a fresh start to the New Year thanks to the establishment of wheelchair accessible planters. With everything from lush tomatoes, zucchinis and herbs to beautiful flowers and succulents, the garden beds let all residents enjoy the benefits of getting back to nature, in a…

Mercy Place Montrose creates a garden for everyone

Christmas comes early for premature babies at Mercy Hospital for Women

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Christmas came early for the tiniest patients at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg on Monday 18 December, when Santa made a special visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Nursery (SCN). The babies’ special moments with Santa were captured by professional photographer, Stephanie Brebner, who is donating the keepsake photographs…

Christmas comes early for premature babies at Mercy Hospital for Women

A new gold standard for obstetric care

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In an Australian first, Werribee Mercy Hospital has introduced an obstetric triage tool to support the consistent, accurate and timely emergency care of pregnant and postpartum women. Funded by Better Care Victoria, the Obstetric Triage Decision Aid developed by the Mercy Hospital for Women Emergency Department (ED), has been piloted at Werribee Mercy Hospital’s ED…

A new gold standard for obstetric care

Type 1 diabetes’ support group helps expectant mums

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Meagan Walsh is a healthy mum of two young children but for the past 15 years she has been living with type 1 diabetes. “I was diagnosed with the chronic disease as a teenager,” Meagan said. “Since then I have had to follow a healthy diet, give myself multiple daily insulin injections and test my…

Type 1 diabetes’ support group helps expectant mums