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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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Future of Ageing Awards 2019

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Mercy Health is proud to announce that our innovative small household living approach to aged care at Mercy Place Ballarat was Highly Commended in the Property and Design category of the inaugural Future of Ageing Awards 2019. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen says the approach is based on our Catholic…

Future of Ageing Awards 2019
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Vale Geoff Handbury AO

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The Board, Executive and staff of Mercy Health, Mercy Perinatal and Mercy Health Foundation were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Geoff Handbury AO on Tuesday 26 November. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adj Professor Stephen Cornelissen paid tribute to Geoff Handbury for his character and generosity. “We would like to…

Vale Geoff Handbury AO
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Give to the NSW Vinnies Bushfire Appeal

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Donate now Bushfires are currently devastating several communities across Australia. Hundreds of homes have been lost, livelihoods destroyed and, tragically, some people have lost their loved ones. Vinnies is on the ground helping people as they deal with the immediate aftermath of fires, and will continue to be there as they rebuild their lives in…

Give to the NSW Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
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Archbishop of Canberra to open innovative approach to aged care living

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Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s residential aged care home residents and staff will be in celebration mode when their home is officially opened on Thursday.

Archbishop of Canberra to open innovative approach to aged care living
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Students connect with residents through books and song

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Grade 2 students from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Dandenong are turning the tables on adults, reading stories to elderly Mercy Place Dandenong residents every Tuesday morning at the residential aged care home.

Students connect with residents through books and song
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Remembrance service held to recognise babies lost

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More than 300 people gathered on 15 October at the Melbourne Museum to remember babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death at the inaugural Victorian Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Service.

Remembrance service held to recognise babies lost
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Drawing positives from art therapy

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Mercy Mental Health consumers, staff and volunteers bared their souls across the walls of the Clare Moore Building in recognition of Mental Health Week at the Mercy Mental Health annual art show last week.

Drawing positives from art therapy
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Music in the air for singing seniors

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The sound of music will soon be heard at Mercy Place Mandurah as residents prepare to turn their residential aged care home into a musical theatre this month.

Music in the air for singing seniors
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Double the reason to celebrate at Mercy Place Ballarat

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Mercy Place Ballarat had a double reason to celebrate during its open day on Saturday – it was almost one year to the day since the residential aged care home opened its doors, and it also received delivery of an eleven-seater bus for its residents.

Double the reason to celebrate at Mercy Place Ballarat
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Soccer stars unite with Werribee Mercy Hospital newborns

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The A-League's newest team Western United has a home base in Victoria's west, close to Werribee Mercy Hospital. Three players from the team visited some of the hospital's newborns, creating instant fans.

Soccer stars unite with Werribee Mercy Hospital newborns

Last reviewed November 8, 2019.