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Thursday, 24 December 2020.

Needle Syringe Program services reopen at community centres

Our Community Health Centre Needle Syringe Program services have reopened to provide access to sterile injecting equipment to those in the community who use drugs intravenously. The face-to-face...

Thursday, 12 November 2020.

CHIME: New Barwon Health & Deakin University Centre of Excellence to Improve Mental Health

Change to Improve Mental Health Centre of Excellence (CHIME) is a newly formed translational research partnership between Barwon Health and Deakin University. CHIME aims to...

Thursday, 22 October 2020.

Telehealth Awareness Month

October is Telehealth Awareness Month, and it is the perfect time to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our community in embracing this virtual model of care. Thanks to telehealth, Barwon...

Monday, 05 October 2020.

October - Mental Health Month

October is National Mental Health Month and provides an opportunity for the community to come together to raise awareness that #MentalHealthMatters. There are a range of celebrations and events...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Walking challenge unites staff

EMERGENCY workers at University Hospital Geelong have taken more than 43 million steps together in the name of unity and fitness. A new wellness program at Barwon Health’s Emergency Department...

Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

HeadtoHelp mental health hub to open in Geelong

People in the Greater Geelong area experiencing mental ill-health due to the stresses of COVID-19 will be able to access support services at a new HeadtoHelp mental health hub at Barwon Health...

Saturday, 27 June 2020.

Costa family donation brings clinical trials centre to life

Barwon Health has announced plans to open a new clinical trials centre that will create a focal point for researchers and improve access to cutting edge treatments. The centre has been funded with...

Tuesday, 23 June 2020.

Launch of Clinical Trials Consumer Group

Clinical trial participants and their family or carers: We need your help!. Barwon Health's Clinical Trials Unit has launched a Clinical Trials Consumer Group. We are inviting anyone...

Monday, 01 June 2020.

Smokefree approach earns global recognition

A GLOBAL platform has recognised Barwon Health for its stand-out approach as a smoke-free health service. The Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services (GNTFHS) has awarded Barwon Health...

Monday, 04 May 2020.

COVID-19 screening expanding in hope of easing restrictions

As part of the state-wide push for more COVID-19 testing, Barwon Health has enhanced its screening program. It is believed increased test results will help better understand the presence of the...
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