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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Mercy Place Parkville’s 78 year old intern

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Ken Holmes recently celebrated his 78th birthday but he’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Instead, the grandfather of two is embarking on a new career in aged care administration. “I’m doing this course for myself,” explained Ken. “I’m tired of talking to my dogs and cats who don’t talk back.” Ken completed the…

Mercy Place Parkville’s 78 year old intern
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Keep hydrated and watch out for your neighbours

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Albury and Wodonga residents are being encouraged to stay hydrated and look out for their neighbours, particularly if they are elderly, as we pass the halfway mark of summer. Mercy Health Albury has seen firsthand the toll heat can take on some of society’s most vulnerable people, resulting in heat stroke, dehydration and in, extreme…

Keep hydrated and watch out for your neighbours
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Community support needed to help elderly stay active

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Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged is urging the Bendigo community to support its car-boot sale on Sunday 31 January and help raise money for its recreation and activities program. Lifestyle Assistant Christine Curnow said the community can support the fundraiser in a variety of ways including donating goods to be sold or booking…

Community support needed to help elderly stay active
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The beach comes to Montrose for Australia Day celebrations

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Residents at Mercy Place Montrose will celebrate Australia Day early with a concert by the ‘beach’ in the comfort of their own home. On Friday 22 January, inflatable pools and sand will be placed throughout the residential aged care home, transporting residents to the seaside. Mercy Place Montrose Lifestyle Coordinator David Thomas said staff would…

The beach comes to Montrose for Australia Day celebrations
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Cheers to Australia Day at Mercy Health

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For many Mercy Health aged care residents, Australia Day is a time to reflect and reminisce about a country that has changed considerably during their lifetimes. In 1930, Australia had a population of 6.5 million, George V was King and the world was in the grips of the Depression. Now, some 86 years later, Australia…

Cheers to Australia Day at Mercy Health
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Intergenerational playgroups bring joy to young and old

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Mercy Health is passionate about keeping aged care residents connected to their local community and intergenerational playgroups are just one way we are achieving that goal. Intergenerational playgroups bring together very young and older people to encourage friendships, help prevent feelings of isolation and simply bring a smile to the faces of both aged care…

Intergenerational playgroups bring joy to young and old
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More than 38,000 babies and counting

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Werribee Mercy Hospital has been caring for the Wyndham community for the past 21 years and there are plenty of Mercy babies to show for it. As at 31 December 2015, Werribee Mercy Hospital’s maternity unit had welcomed 38,683 babies, including 399 sets of twins, into the world with open arms and caring hands. The…

More than 38,000 babies and counting

Last reviewed December 27, 2017.