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.

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A new protein to predict pregnancies at risk of stillbirth

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Stillbirth is a devastating tragedy that claims 1 in every 130 pregnancies in Australia. This means that every single day, 6-7 families lose their baby to stillbirth. One of the leading causes of stillbirth is a poorly functioning placenta; the life support system that provides oxygen and nutrients to a growing baby.  The first sign…

A new protein to predict pregnancies at risk of stillbirth
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Palliative Care Volunteer support workers required

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Mercy Health Albury Palliative Care is seeking interest from new volunteer support workers to join its 2020 team. Volunteers are chosen for their warmth and understanding, emotional maturity, acceptance of others and ability to respect confidentiality. Volunteers come from all walks of life, are of either gender, and come from various paid and unpaid backgrounds….

Palliative Care Volunteer support workers required
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Seventy-eight graduates start their nursing and midwifery journey

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New graduate nursing and midwifery students start their careers across Mercy Health

Seventy-eight graduates start their nursing and midwifery journey
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Mercy Health recognised for gender equality

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For the 12th consecutive year, Mercy Health has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality, receiving the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation. Mercy Health has been recognised each year of the citation’s inception, however, this year’s acknowledgement is particularly rewarding following the introduction of more stringent, revised…

Mercy Health recognised for gender equality
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It’s playtime at Werribee Mercy Hospital

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Children will be able to play and have fun in a new Outpatients playground at Werribee Mercy Hospital thanks to Wyndham Rotary who today presented a cheque of $7,000 to support its build. The playground will be a welcome distraction for children who need to attend hospital appointments but currently have nowhere to play. Werribee…

It’s playtime at Werribee Mercy Hospital
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You said, we did

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Mercy Health values feedback from the people we care for, as well as their families, friends, carers and the broader community. Feedback helps us understand what we do well and how we can improve. Here are some of the ways we have used your feedback to improve our health services in Victoria and New South…

You said, we did
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Take precautions against bushfire smoke

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Victorians are urged to take precautions against the dangers of bushfire smoke inhalation.

Take precautions against bushfire smoke
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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

Last reviewed November 19, 2019.