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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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Special delivery arrives in time for Mother’s Day

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Babies were not the only deliveries that arrived at Werribee Mercy Hospital’s maternity ward in time for Mother’s Day this week – 40 hampers filled with goodies also made a timely arrival.

Special delivery arrives in time for Mother’s Day
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Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health

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Associate Professor Helena Frawley has been announced in the new role of Associate Professor of Allied Health by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) and Mercy Hospital for Women.

Associate Professor of Allied Health to lead improvement in women’s and neonatal health

Lest we forget

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Now aged 95, Mercy Place Mont Clare (WA) resident Norman Walker was only a teenager when he landed on a Normandy beach in France during the Allied invasion of WW2. In 2019, it led to the French Government presenting him with the nation's highest military honour, the Legion of Honour. Today, Norman lays the wreath at the home's ANZAC commemorative service.

Lest we forget
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Hygiene packs gratefully received

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Up to 200 patients in need will receive essential hygiene packs following a generous donation on Friday from the Mercy Health Foundation with the support of its business partner Bank First and the Pinchapoo charity. The packs which will be given to patients who may be homeless, isolated, survivors of family violence, or experiencing any…

Hygiene packs gratefully received
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Chance reunion at aged care home reignites friendship after 57-year hiatus

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After 57 years without seeing one another, Mercy Place Keon Park residents, 95-year-old Betty Moore and 94-year-old Marg Crane, instantly recognised each other when they were fortuitously reunited at the residential aged care three days before Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown last year.

Chance reunion at aged care home reignites friendship after 57-year hiatus
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Mercy Health obstetrician shines during pandemic

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A Mercy Health obstetrician has won the top prize at this year’s Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for her research on obstetric and newborn outcomes during Melbourne’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Mercy Health obstetrician shines during pandemic
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Double the celebrations at Mercy Place Dandenong

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Mercy Place Dandenong resident Beryl O’Neil thought all her birthdays had come at once on Thursday when she received her second COVID vaccine dose on the day of her 91st birthday.

Double the celebrations at Mercy Place Dandenong
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Mercy Place offers respite and a home away from home

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Since arriving at Mercy Place Dandenong residential aged care home for a three-week respite stay, keen amateur photographer John Johnson has viewed the concept of respite care through a whole new lens.

Mercy Place offers respite and a home away from home
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102 candles for Mercy Health’s Ivy Ballentine

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Mercy Place Lathlain resident Ivy Ballentine will celebrate her 102nd birthday this coming Tuesday with a party in her local park – surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who say the matriarch of their family has always been involved and interested in life, and has always wanted to contribute. And during her long and…

102 candles for Mercy Health’s Ivy Ballentine
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Mercy Place Colac aged care residents pave the way for women

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As International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world on 8 March, Mercy Place Colac residents Jean Howard and Dulcie ‘Scotty’ Brooks recalled with pride how they and the women of their generation paved the way for gender equality more than 80 years ago.

Mercy Place Colac aged care residents pave the way for women

Last reviewed March 9, 2021.