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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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A breakthrough drug discovery to combat preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy complication

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Today, a joint team of researchers in Cape Town, South Africa and at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women (and the University of Melbourne) report the results in the prestigious British Medical Journal of a breakthrough clinical trial. Their exciting findings suggest the diabetes drug, metformin, may be the first ever disease-modifying drug discovered that slows…

A breakthrough drug discovery to combat preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy complication
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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly and it’s a perfect 10!

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While busy with a professional career, he and his wife Anne raised a family one shy of a cricket team – although if you include mum and dad, the total of 12 provides the full complement. Bernie and Anne always intended having a large family but probably would have initially nominated a mere five or…

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly and it’s a perfect 10!
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Crucial infrastructure installed at Werribee Mercy Hospital

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Patients attending the WMH Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and acute medical and surgical services will be some of the initial patients to receive access to the upgraded equipment. Overviewing the installation, Mercy Health – Health Services Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Jason Payne said all high-functioning hospitals were reliant on the diagnostic capability of a…

Crucial infrastructure installed at Werribee Mercy Hospital
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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

Last reviewed April 22, 2021.