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Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

New community electronic medical record to empower consumers and clinicians

Consumers and clinicians will have fast and easy access to medical records when a new electronic system is rolled out at Barwon Health next year. The Community Electronic Medical Record (EMR) will...

Friday, 01 July 2022.

Local partnership to close mental health gaps

A NEW mental health consortium will bring local agencies together to bridge gaps that have impacted access to timely support in the Geelong community. In response to recommendations from the Royal...

Friday, 17 June 2022.

Local vaccination software recognised with award

AN innovative digital platform developed to manage the Barwon South West’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments has been recognised with Australia’s Best Health Project at the IT News Benchmark...

Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

World No Tobacco Day

Barwon Health is encouraging smokers to “Give Smoking Away this May”, in recognition of World No Smoking Day on 31 May. Community health nurse Sarah Carter runs Barwon Health’s Be Smokefree...

Friday, 27 May 2022.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

From 16 to 22 May 2022 we celebrated National Volunteer Week - Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers.For more than 50 years, volunteers have supported the vital work of Barwon...

Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

COVID-19 vaccination has moved!

Staff at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane have now moved to a new ‘home of vaccination’ in Geelong. In recognition of our region’s impressive COVID-19 vaccination rates, the...

Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

Progress made on Early Parenting Centre at McKellar

New parents in Geelong will soon have greater access to early parenting support with early works commencing the site of the Early Parenting Centre. The centre will provide parents and...

Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

COVID-19 vaccination team moving to new home

Staff at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane are packing boxes and preparing for a move to a new ‘home of vaccination’ in Geelong. In recognition of our region’s impressive COVID-19...

Tuesday, 03 May 2022.

Major funding for Barwon Women’s and Children’s

Barwon Health’s women’s and children’s services, including maternity, will be transformed through a State Government funding commitment of more than $500 million announced for the Barwon...

Friday, 29 April 2022.

Vision becomes a reality for kids’ rehab centre

The $3.6 million state-of-the-art paediatric rehabilitation facility at the McKellar Centre was officially opened on 22 April, 2022. Bendigo Bank House, home to McKellar Kids’ Rehab, was funded...
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