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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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Mercy Health surgeon humbled by Queen’s Birthday Honour

Mercy Health surgeon humbled by Queen’s Birthday Honour
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Generous family helps to preserve precious memories

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When the unthinkable happened and the Laird family lost their baby girl to stillbirth in 2012, the family took many photos with baby Chloe to ensure their precious memories with her were preserved. The Lairds have donated a Heartfelt camera kit to ensure families grieving the loss of a baby have access to photography.

Generous family helps to preserve precious memories
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Palliative Care: A fulfilling and positive role

Mercy Palliative Care Registered Nurse Anthony Evangelista has no hesitation in declaring his job as fulfilling and full of positives.

Palliative Care: A fulfilling and positive role
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Molly’s led a rich and rewarding life

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Mercy Place Warrnambool aged care resident Molly Richards has been nominated to tell her life story on audio as part of a programme, which recognises senior Victorians living in aged care.

Molly’s led a rich and rewarding life
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Special delivery arrives in time for Mother’s Day

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Babies were not the only deliveries that arrived at Werribee Mercy Hospital’s maternity ward in time for Mother’s Day this week – 40 hampers filled with goodies also made a timely arrival.

Special delivery arrives in time for Mother’s Day
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Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health

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Associate Professor Helena Frawley has been announced in the new role of Associate Professor of Allied Health by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) and Mercy Hospital for Women.

Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health

Lest we forget

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Now aged 95, Mercy Place Mont Clare (WA) resident Norman Walker was only a teenager when he landed on a Normandy beach in France during the Allied invasion of WW2. In 2019, it led to the French Government presenting him with the nation's highest military honour, the Legion of Honour. Today, Norman lays the wreath at the home's ANZAC commemorative service.

Lest we forget
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Hygiene packs gratefully received

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Up to 200 patients in need will receive essential hygiene packs following a generous donation on Friday from the Mercy Health Foundation with the support of its business partner Bank First and the Pinchapoo charity. The packs which will be given to patients who may be homeless, isolated, survivors of family violence, or experiencing any…

Hygiene packs gratefully received
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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

Last reviewed March 31, 2021.