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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.

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

Migrant women aged care workers lead gender equality in the workplace

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Mercy Health is leading the sector in delivering workplace-based solutions to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. Mercy Health has partnered with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) over the past 10 months to deliver Equality@Work, the first gender equality and primary prevention of violence program specific to migrant women in Australian…

Migrant women aged care workers lead gender equality in the workplace

100 candles for Mercy Place Edgewater’s Bonnie Bartlett

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Mercy Place Edgewater resident Bonnie Bartlett will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday 5 June surrounded by family and friends who say the centenarian still has a sense of humour and a wonderful heart. And in a century that’s seen two World Wars, the landing of the man on the moon, and a myriad of…

100 candles for Mercy Place Edgewater’s Bonnie Bartlett
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Aged care residents encouraged to dream big

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A lap in a V8 race car, Andre Rieu concert tickets and a deep sea fishing trip are just some of the items waiting to be ticked off the bucket lists of Mercy Health aged care residents and home care clients. The Mercy Health Foundation Ball on Saturday 26 May is hoping to make as…

Aged care residents encouraged to dream big

Mercy Health to launch carer support group during National Palliative Care Week

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Mercy Health will launch a support group for carers during National Palliative Care Week to allow people to connect and share their experiences. National Palliative Care Week runs from 20–26 May 2018 and aims to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. Palliative care is defined as specialised care and support…

Mercy Health to launch carer support group during National Palliative Care Week

Mercy Health wins Outstanding Spiritual Care Team

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The Mercy Health Aged & Community Care Pastoral Care Team has been recognised at the Spiritual Care Australia  ̶  Best of Care Awards 2018 presented in Newcastle on Tuesday 8 May. The team won the Outstanding Spiritual Care Team category for their work using reverie harps in aged care homes across Australia. The reverie harps…

Mercy Health wins Outstanding Spiritual Care Team

International Nurses Day, a time to celebrate at Mercy Place Mandurah

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International Nurses Day is being hailed as a time to celebrate kindness and care at Mercy Place Mandurah, as both staff and residents take the time to thank the 15 nurses who care for seniors at the home. The team of Registered and Enrolled Nurses range in age from 21 to 61 years of age…

International Nurses Day, a time to celebrate at Mercy Place Mandurah

Mercy Health Home & Community Care’s Canberra office relocates to Belconnen

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Mercy Health Home & Community Care has relocated its Canberra office from the suburb of Gungahlin to Belconnen. The new office at 5 Soundy Close, Belconnen, was officially opened on Thursday 3 May with Sisters of Mercy and representatives from Mercy Health’s Melbourne corporate office in attendance. Mercy Health Home & Community Care supports more…

Mercy Health Home & Community Care’s Canberra office relocates to Belconnen

Last reviewed May 10, 2018.