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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.

Seniors get the download on tech savvy students

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Residents at Mercy Place Fernhill are proving that you can never be too old to learn the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the latest tech gadgets. As part of an ongoing intergenerational program, students from St Kevin’s College visit the aged care home once a month to show residents tips and tricks for using computers, iPads,…

Seniors get the download on tech savvy students

Migrant women aged care workers lead gender equality in the workplace

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Mercy Health is leading the sector in delivering workplace-based solutions to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. Mercy Health has partnered with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) over the past 10 months to deliver Equality@Work, the first gender equality and primary prevention of violence program specific to migrant women in Australian…

Migrant women aged care workers lead gender equality in the workplace

100 candles for Mercy Place Edgewater’s Bonnie Bartlett

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Mercy Place Edgewater resident Bonnie Bartlett will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday 5 June surrounded by family and friends who say the centenarian still has a sense of humour and a wonderful heart. And in a century that’s seen two World Wars, the landing of the man on the moon, and a myriad of…

100 candles for Mercy Place Edgewater’s Bonnie Bartlett

Aged care residents encouraged to dream big

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A lap in a V8 race car, Andre Rieu concert tickets and a deep sea fishing trip are just some of the items waiting to be ticked off the bucket lists of Mercy Health aged care residents and home care clients. The Mercy Health Foundation Ball on Saturday 26 May is hoping to make as…

Aged care residents encouraged to dream big

Mercy Health to launch carer support group during National Palliative Care Week

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Mercy Health will launch a support group for carers during National Palliative Care Week to allow people to connect and share their experiences. National Palliative Care Week runs from 20–26 May 2018 and aims to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. Palliative care is defined as specialised care and support…

Mercy Health to launch carer support group during National Palliative Care Week

Mercy Health wins Outstanding Spiritual Care Team

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The Mercy Health Aged & Community Care Pastoral Care Team has been recognised at the Spiritual Care Australia  ̶  Best of Care Awards 2018 presented in Newcastle on Tuesday 8 May. The team won the Outstanding Spiritual Care Team category for their work using reverie harps in aged care homes across Australia. The reverie harps…

Mercy Health wins Outstanding Spiritual Care Team

International Nurses Day, a time to celebrate at Mercy Place Mandurah

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International Nurses Day is being hailed as a time to celebrate kindness and care at Mercy Place Mandurah, as both staff and residents take the time to thank the 15 nurses who care for seniors at the home. The team of Registered and Enrolled Nurses range in age from 21 to 61 years of age…

International Nurses Day, a time to celebrate at Mercy Place Mandurah

Mercy Health Home & Community Care’s Canberra office relocates to Belconnen

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Mercy Health Home & Community Care has relocated its Canberra office from the suburb of Gungahlin to Belconnen. The new office at 5 Soundy Close, Belconnen, was officially opened on Thursday 3 May with Sisters of Mercy and representatives from Mercy Health’s Melbourne corporate office in attendance. Mercy Health Home & Community Care supports more…

Mercy Health Home & Community Care’s Canberra office relocates to Belconnen

When bridging the age divide is child’s play

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The young have joined the young-at-heart at Mercy Place Warrnambool, with students aged three to four from the Good Start Kinder Preschool visiting the local aged care home once a month as part of an intergenerational program. In a program designed to benefit participants young and old, the students sing songs, play games and share…

When bridging the age divide is child’s play

More people to enjoy Alma’s Garden

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Alma’s Garden at Mercy Health Albury is more accessible to patients and their families following the official opening of an access ramp on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Alma’s Garden, named after passionate volunteer Alma Hartley, opened as part of Mercy Health Albury’s 70th birthday celebrations in 2015. “The garden was created for palliative care patients and their…

More people to enjoy Alma’s Garden

Last reviewed April 12, 2018.