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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.

BabyCam bonds mums with their newborn bubs

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Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg is pioneering a practice that allows new mothers to watch and bond with their babies in the first few minutes after a caesarean delivery. The introduction of a BabyCam into operating theatres means new mothers having an uncomplicated caesarean birth, do not miss out on the precious first moments…

BabyCam bonds mums with their newborn bubs

New unit helps to destigmatise mental health

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In the lead-up to World Mental Health Day on October 10, Member for Werribee Tim Pallas officially opened the Clare Moore Building, a 54-bed inpatient mental health unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The purpose-built building houses two inpatient wards for the region’s most vulnerable mental health patients. It also has women’s only areas, ensuring safe…

New unit helps to destigmatise mental health

Ballarat Bishop officially opens Mercy Place Ballarat

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Bishop of Ballarat Most Rev Paul Bird CSsR officially opened and blessed Mercy Place Ballarat on Tuesday 25 September 2018. Mercy Place Ballarat is Mercy Health’s first purpose-built home around a new community-centred approach to aged care. The home welcomed its first residents on Monday 3 September 2018. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct…

Ballarat Bishop officially opens Mercy Place Ballarat

Aged care specialist to highlight why residents need to take risks

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Supporting older Australians to take more risks goes against what most people think aged care homes should be doing. Yet one aged care expert is trying to find out how people can continue to do the things they love — risky or not — in the last years of their life. Monash University Consulting Physician…

Aged care specialist to highlight why residents need to take risks

Melbourne Archbishop and Health Minister officially bless and open Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

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The Werribee Mercy Hospital Stage 1C expansion was officially blessed and opened yesterday, Thursday 30 August 2018, by Melbourne Archbishop The Most Rev Peter A Comensoli and Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy. The Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion delivers the region’s first Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which will help keep families together during times of…

Melbourne Archbishop and Health Minister officially bless and open Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

Mercy Place Mont Clare seniors use talents to help sick kids

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Dozens of handmade beanies are destined for patients at Perth Children’s Hospital, thanks to the talent and time of residents in the knitting club at Mercy Place Mont Clare. The gifted seniors are meeting weekly at the Claremont-based home to handcraft the headwear, while at the same time teaching staff at the not-for-profit aged care…

Mercy Place Mont Clare seniors use talents to help sick kids

Margaret ticks St Kilda game off bucket list

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Mercy Place Keon Park resident Margaret Vears ticked off a bucket list item when she attended the St Kilda v Hawthorn AFL game at Etihad stadium on Saturday 18 August.​ Margaret’s bedroom at Mercy Place Keon Park is covered in St Kilda memorabilia and the highlight of her week is watching the game on TV. Margaret…

Margaret ticks St Kilda game off bucket list

Mercy Health launches 24-hour palliative care service in Sunshine

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Mercy Palliative Care, a community-based palliative care service, has launched a 24-hour service to benefit the more than 600 people requiring specialised care in Melbourne city and its western suburbs. Launched on 9 April 2018, Mercy Palliative Care now provides every patient with access to a palliative care nurse, accompanied by a personal care worker,…

Mercy Health launches 24-hour palliative care service in Sunshine

First look at Mercy Place Ballarat

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Ballarat’s newest and most innovative aged care home, Mercy Place Ballarat, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 15 August and Saturday 25 August 2018. The local community is invited to tour Mercy Place Ballarat — Mercy Health’s first aged care home designed and built around the small household living approach. Small household…

First look at Mercy Place Ballarat
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Gandel Philanthropy donates $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

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Gandel Philanthropy, one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds, has donated $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Appeal. The donation is one of the largest individual gifts to Wyndham’s only public hospital and has been used to create a wellness room to help patient recovery. The room includes a landscaped terrace…

Gandel Philanthropy donates $300,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion

Last reviewed August 6, 2018.