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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Shirley’s a standout!

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Mercy Health Home Care client Shirley Wade has lived with vascular dementia for more than five years but it’s not put a stop to her participating in adventures and outings around her town of Scotsburn, just outside Ballarat. More than a year ago Shirley’s daughter and carer Jo-anne Wade noticed a declining interest in her…

Shirley’s a standout!
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Mercy Health scientists awarded $1.1M to develop a preeclampsia blood test

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Mercy Health scientists have been awarded $1.1 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to develop a new blood test which could identify women at risk of preeclampsia – a disease considered one of the most significant causes of pregnancy complication.

Mercy Health scientists awarded $1.1M to develop a preeclampsia blood test
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Seeing the ability in disability

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Today is International Day of People with Disability. It is also one year since Mercy Health published its first Accessibility Action Plan.

Seeing the ability in disability
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‘ED’ at Werribee Mercy Hospital recognised as a hero

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  Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department, which stared COVID-19 in the face throughout the year, is the first recipient of the Lalor Hero Award for 2020, an award that recognises local heroes’ service and contribution to the Lalor electorate community in Melbourne’s West. Accepting the award, Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager Lynn O’Neil said that…

‘ED’ at Werribee Mercy Hospital recognised as a hero
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The people of Melbourne’s West are being heard!

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Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said that the funding is a clear sign the voices of the people of the west of Melbourne are being heard and the Government is seriously considering meeting these upgrades. “It is satisfying to see that the extensive service and architectural planning for the next stage…

The people of Melbourne’s West are being heard!
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Mercy Health Doctor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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  Trailblazing obstetrician Dr Bernadette White has been awarded Catholic Health Australia’s Sister Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award for her dedication to the health sector. Dr White has been committed to her higher calling as a clinician, educator, supervisor and supporter of advancing women’s health at Mercy Hospital for Women and is considered an exceptional leader and…

Mercy Health Doctor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
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High praise for Mercy Health’s ‘heroic’ frontline workers

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Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen has today praised the heroic work of frontline health workers at Werribee Mercy Hospital, which became a hotspot and battleground in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

High praise for Mercy Health’s ‘heroic’ frontline workers
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Catholic sector honors its masked heroes with series of films thanking them

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Catholic Health Australia will pay tribute to the 80,000 hospital and aged care workers across its member network for their extraordinary efforts during the Covid-19 crisis with a series of new films.

Catholic sector honors its masked heroes with series of films thanking them
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Mercy Health to operate new early parenting service

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Mercy Health to operate new early parenting service.

Mercy Health to operate new early parenting service
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Mercy Place Mandurah resident enjoys a holiday

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Ninety-year-old Mercy Place Mandurah resident Malcolm Dyer may be legally blind, but he is living proof that you are never too old to have new adventures.

Mercy Place Mandurah resident enjoys a holiday

Last reviewed September 17, 2020.