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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.

Mercy Health says Yes to Voice to Parliament

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Mercy Health has released a statement affirming its support for a Yes vote on the Voice to Parliament.

Mercy Health says Yes to Voice to Parliament
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Hitting his centenary and celebrating a life well lived

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A born and bred West Australian and a true stalwart of Perth’s western suburbs last Tuesday celebrated his 100th birthday, surrounded by family and friends who agree that their father, grandfather and great-grandfather has enjoyed a truly full and rich life. Dr Basil Balme, a Scotch collegian in Perth and head boy who enlisted in…

Hitting his centenary and celebrating a life well lived
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Sixty years of wedding bliss

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According to the daughter of Mercy Place Warrnambool residents Keith and Geraldine Williams barely, at least in recent years, can she recall a time when the couple weren’t holding hands. “It’s just the way it is,” says their daughter, Jo Bone, who is a music teacher, and a regular volunteer at Mercy Place Warrnambool. “Certainly…

Sixty years of wedding bliss
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Nursing – “this beautiful dance”

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Friday 12 May is International Nurses Day 2023. This special day is celebrated around the world each year to mark the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. What I love most about being a nurse is the people. It’s like this beautiful dance where everyone – the nurses, medical…

Nursing – “this beautiful dance”
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More culturally safe health care for Aboriginal patients

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Increasing access to culturally safe health care for Aboriginal patients is an ever-increasing priority for Victorian health services as they look to continually develop new ways of supporting Aboriginal people through their health care journey. Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH) to meet with Aboriginal Programs’ team members, who provide…

More culturally safe health care for Aboriginal patients
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Mercy Place residents treated to hair of the dog

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When residents at Mercy Health’s aged care homes Mercy Place Lathlain and Mercy Place Mont Clare in Perth (WA) sit down for their in-house hairdressing appointment each week, they are often treated to an extra side helping of ‘hair of the dog’, so to speak. That’s because the homes’ in-house hairdresser, Irish-born Grainne Collins who…

Mercy Place residents treated to hair of the dog
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Rotary and high tech goggles project a perfect picture at Werribee Mercy Hospital

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Patients at Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Paediatrics Ward have been introduced to high-tech goggles to help curb anxieties when they’re about to have needles or other medical procedures.

Rotary and high tech goggles project a perfect picture at Werribee Mercy Hospital
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Good vibrations at Mercy Place Lathlain

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Mercy Place Lathlain volunteer Ella Scott has been running music therapy session for residents at the home for over three years.

Good vibrations at Mercy Place Lathlain
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Minister praises Werribee Mercy Hospital staff for efforts to reduce COVID waiting lists

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Mercy Health’s Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH) has stepped up to reduce the back log of patients waiting for a planned endoscopy across Melbourne’s west, prompting praise from Victoria’s Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas.

Minister praises Werribee Mercy Hospital staff for efforts to reduce COVID waiting lists
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A history of putting care first

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A heritage wall which showcases the proud history of both Mercy Health and the work of the Sisters of Mercy dating back to 1827 in Dublin has been unveiled today in the foyer of the Heidelberg (Vic.) based public hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW).

A history of putting care first