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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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Donation music to resident’s ears

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Residents living with dementia at Mercy Place Shepparton will be bopping along to some of their favourite tunes from yesteryear thanks to a generous donation by the Shepparton Club. The Shepparton Club purchased 16 MP3 players and headphones for the residential aged care home which will enable the roll out of a new personalised music…

Donation music to resident’s ears
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Specialist diabetes clinic supports pregnant women

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World Health Day is marked on the 7 April each year and in 2016 the focus is on diabetes. About 350 million people worldwide have diabetes and this figure is expected to double in the next 20 years. This year’s World Health Day campaign is particularly important for the city of Wyndham which has one…

Specialist diabetes clinic supports pregnant women
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Younger Onset Dementia Research Scholarship awarded to Edith Cowan University

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A $50,000 research scholarship to improve the care and lives of people diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia has been awarded by Mercy Health and the Lovell Foundation to Edith Cowan University. The Trevor Mast Scholarship is named after a well-known winemaker, husband, father and grandfather who was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at 57 years…

Younger Onset Dementia Research Scholarship awarded to Edith Cowan University
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Mates of 30 years host joint art exhibition

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Mercy Place Abbotsford residents and long-time friends Brother Patrick Henigan and John Bartlett joined forces recently to hold their own art exhibition at the Collingwood Gallery. Both men are distinguished artists in their own right, but this is the first time they have hosted an exhibition together. Br. Patrick, who is 91 years old, stopped…

Mates of 30 years host joint art exhibition
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Mercy Place Mount St. Joseph’s marks namesake’s day

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Staff and residents at Mercy Place Mount St. Joseph’s in Young have marked Saint Joseph’s Day with a reflection and discussion. St. Joseph’s Day is held on 19 March each year and is the principal feast day of St. Joseph – husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mercy Place Mount St. Joseph marked their namesake’s…

Mercy Place Mount St. Joseph’s marks namesake’s day
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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

Last reviewed December 27, 2017.