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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Perinatal Pedalers dig deep for at-risk mothers and babies

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Mercy Health staff have dusted off their Lycra and hit the bike paths around Melbourne in preparation for the Murray to Moyne, an annual charity bike ride from Mildura to Port Fairy. The Mercy Health team is riding under the name Perinatal Pedalers and is made up of 28 cyclists from across the health service…

Perinatal Pedalers dig deep for at-risk mothers and babies
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Make a positive difference in your community with Mercy Health

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Mercy Health is supporting Change Day 2016, a social movement which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the Australian health and community care system as a whole. Mercy Health Group CEO Stephen Cornelissen led a series of pledges from senior staff advocating for equity and inclusion. “At Mercy Health we…

Make a positive difference in your community with Mercy Health
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Mercy Health pledges its support to Change Day

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Mercy Health is supporting Change Day 2016, a social movement which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the Australian health and community care system as a whole. Mercy Health Group CEO Stephen Cornelissen led a series of pledges from senior staff advocating for equity and inclusion. “At Mercy Health we…

Mercy Health pledges its support to Change Day
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Maggie Beer brings joy to Mercy Place Rice Village

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Popular Australian chef and food author Maggie Beer received a warm welcome during a visit to Mercy Place Rice Village in Marshall, Geelong on Friday 4 March. Maggie met with residential aged care residents and staff to hear about the home’s garden project. Plans are underway to create an on-site vegetable garden to supply fresh…

Maggie Beer brings joy to Mercy Place Rice Village
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Mercy Care Centre Young celebrates four year anniversary of China Tea Program

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According to modern literature, humans use five ‘love languages’ to show people they care – words of affection, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. At Mercy Care Centre Young, Pastoral Care Associate Denise Norwood and a dedicated group of volunteers host a weekly afternoon tea with a difference. The China Tea Program…

Mercy Care Centre Young celebrates four year anniversary of China Tea Program
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Mercy Place Fernhill celebrates one year

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On Monday 29 February, Mercy Place Fernhill residential aged care home celebrated its first year of service. The significant milestone was attended by leaders of Mercy Health and Friends of Mercy Place Fernhill, and was marked with an afternoon tea and live entertainment for residents and their families. Mercy Health Operations Director Aged Care Voula…

Mercy Place Fernhill celebrates one year
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Anzac roadshow to visit Mercy Place East Melbourne

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As part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018) a free community roadshow will visit Mercy Place East Melbourne on Tuesday 1 March at 3.00pm. The roadshow, which includes storytelling, live theatre performances, video, and interactive content will be attended by the Member for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell, and Victorian State President of the Returned…

Anzac roadshow to visit Mercy Place East Melbourne
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Grandmother’s craft passion benefits premature babies

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Mercy Hospital for Women has celebrated the generosity of a grandmother, who has created hundreds of vibrant patchwork quilts for premature babies, with an afternoon tea on Monday 22 February. Ellen Mason has donated up to 20 quilts a month to Mercy Hospital for Women for more than 10 years. Some of the quilts have…

Grandmother’s craft passion benefits premature babies
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2016, it is estimated 1480 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia and a further 1040 women will die from the disease. Mercy Health Consumer Advisor Jane Power has received the life-changing diagnosis of ovarian cancer. “When I was diagnosed I was working full time within a busy health sector role, enjoying…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Baby born in front of Mercy Hospital for Women

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A baby boy made a very public entrance yesterday when he was born on the podium in front of the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Austin Hospital. Maia Guigaouri and husband James Gibbs were forced into morning peak hour traffic in a rush to get from Doncaster East to Heidelberg at 8am, just four…

Baby born in front of Mercy Hospital for Women

Last reviewed January 11, 2018.