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 Health frontline nurse the first to be vaccinated at Werribee Mercy Hospital

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  Residential In-Reach nurse John Stafford, who was the first Werribee Mercy Hospital staff member to receive the vaccination, said the vaccination program would provide additional confidence and protection for hospital staff while also helping to protect communities in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said the experience…

Mercy Health frontline nurse the first to be vaccinated at Werribee Mercy Hospital
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A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen – Final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen regarding the final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

A statement from Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen – Final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
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Mercy Place Dandenong residents receive vaccine

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Mercy Place Dandenong residents were the first from Mercy Health's 34 residential aged care homes to be vaccinated against coronavirus on Thursday.

Mercy Place Dandenong residents receive vaccine
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Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank celebrates 10 years of receiving liquid gold for Victoria’s sickest babies

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In the 10 years since opening its doors at Mercy Hospital for Women, more than 1000 sick and premature babies have been fed precious breastmilk donated by new mothers to the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank.

Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank celebrates 10 years of receiving liquid gold for Victoria’s sickest babies
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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

Last reviewed November 17, 2020.