News

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.

When bridging the age divide is child’s play

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The young have joined the young-at-heart at Mercy Place Warrnambool, with students aged three to four from the Good Start Kinder Preschool visiting the local aged care home once a month as part of an intergenerational program. In a program designed to benefit participants young and old, the students sing songs, play games and share…

When bridging the age divide is child’s play

More people to enjoy Alma’s Garden

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Alma’s Garden at Mercy Health Albury is more accessible to patients and their families following the official opening of an access ramp on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Alma’s Garden, named after passionate volunteer Alma Hartley, opened as part of Mercy Health Albury’s 70th birthday celebrations in 2015. “The garden was created for palliative care patients and their…

More people to enjoy Alma’s Garden

Mercy Health celebrates Harmony Day with saris and grass skirts

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From India to Indonesia and everywhere in between, the dozens of different cultures that make up Mercy Health will be celebrated when the not-for-profit aged care organisation celebrates its cultural heritage next week. Harmony Day, which is held each year on March 21, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and promotes values of inclusiveness, respect and a…

Mercy Health celebrates Harmony Day with saris and grass skirts

Save the date! Don’t miss the Werribee Mercy Hospital Easter Fair

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The Werribee Mercy Hospital Fair is back — with a new look! Wyndham residents are encouraged to save the date for the Easter Fair which will be held on Sunday 25 March from 11am to 3pm at the Victoria University campus in Hoppers Lane, Werribee. First held in 1994 as a community fair, the family-friendly…

Save the date! Don’t miss the Werribee Mercy Hospital Easter Fair

Friendship through brush and canvas at Mercy Place Abbotsford

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Well-renowned Australian artists John Bartlett and Br. Patrick Henigan have further forged their friendship and artistic bond painting masterpieces through Mercy Place Abbotsford. The artists, who are also great friends, recently completed a commission of eight pieces of artwork for the local Collingwood Neighbourhood Justice Centre. The opportunity to reconnect with an old friend and…

Friendship through brush and canvas at Mercy Place Abbotsford
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Palliative care volunteers needed

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Mercy Health Albury is currently looking for warm and understanding volunteer support workers to assist their palliative care team. Mercy Health Albury Palliative Care is a holistic support service available to individuals and their families who have been diagnosed with a non-curative, life limiting illness. Mercy Health Albury Palliative Care Supports Coordinator Louisa Thompson said…

Palliative care volunteers needed

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