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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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Chance reunion at aged care home reignites friendship after 57-year hiatus

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After 57 years without seeing one another, Mercy Place Keon Park residents, 95-year-old Betty Moore and 94-year-old Marg Crane, instantly recognised each other when they were fortuitously reunited at the residential aged care three days before Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown last year.

Chance reunion at aged care home reignites friendship after 57-year hiatus
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Mercy Health obstetrician shines during pandemic

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A Mercy Health obstetrician has won the top prize at this year’s Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for her research on obstetric and newborn outcomes during Melbourne’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Mercy Health obstetrician shines during pandemic
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Double the celebrations at Mercy Place Dandenong

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Mercy Place Dandenong resident Beryl O’Neil thought all her birthdays had come at once on Thursday when she received her second COVID vaccine dose on the day of her 91st birthday.

Double the celebrations at Mercy Place Dandenong
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Mercy Place offers respite and a home away from home

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Since arriving at Mercy Place Dandenong residential aged care home for a three-week respite stay, keen amateur photographer John Johnson has viewed the concept of respite care through a whole new lens.

Mercy Place offers respite and a home away from home
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102 candles for Mercy Health’s Ivy Ballentine

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Mercy Place Lathlain resident Ivy Ballentine will celebrate her 102nd birthday this coming Tuesday with a party in her local park – surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who say the matriarch of their family has always been involved and interested in life, and has always wanted to contribute. And during her long and…

102 candles for Mercy Health’s Ivy Ballentine
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Mercy Place Colac aged care residents pave the way for women

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As International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world on 8 March, Mercy Place Colac residents Jean Howard and Dulcie ‘Scotty’ Brooks recalled with pride how they and the women of their generation paved the way for gender equality more than 80 years ago.

Mercy Place Colac aged care residents pave the way for women
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Mercy Health frontline nurse the first to be vaccinated at Werribee Mercy Hospital

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  Residential In-Reach nurse John Stafford, who was the first Werribee Mercy Hospital staff member to receive the vaccination, said the vaccination program would provide additional confidence and protection for hospital staff while also helping to protect communities in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said the experience…

Mercy Health frontline nurse the first to be vaccinated at Werribee Mercy Hospital
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A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen – Final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen regarding the final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen – Final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
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Mercy Place Dandenong residents receive vaccine

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Mercy Place Dandenong residents were the first from Mercy Health's 34 residential aged care homes to be vaccinated against coronavirus on Thursday.

Mercy Place Dandenong residents receive vaccine
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Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank celebrates 10 years of receiving liquid gold for Victoria’s sickest babies

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In the 10 years since opening its doors at Mercy Hospital for Women, more than 1000 sick and premature babies have been fed precious breastmilk donated by new mothers to the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank.

Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank celebrates 10 years of receiving liquid gold for Victoria’s sickest babies

Last reviewed February 22, 2021.