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News and media releases

Wednesday, 04 March 2020.

Next-gen cath lab technology first for Australia

University Hospital Geelong is the world’s first hospital to install a new generation of cardiovascular x-ray technology outside of its founder city in Germany. The new Siemens ARTIS icono...

Monday, 02 March 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you suspect you have COVID-19, call the dedication hotline on 1800 675 398. Barwon Health is treating all presentations with symptoms of COVID-19 appropriately.Barwon Health is in regular...

Monday, 17 February 2020.

Icons of the North unveiled at Barwon Health North

Barwon Health North has unveiled a new photographic display titled 'Icons of the North', in recognition of the region's rich history. In collaboration with the Geelong Advertiser, Geelong Heritage...

Monday, 17 February 2020.

Barwon Health North officially opened by Minister for Health

Geelong’s growing northern suburbs now have access to more high-quality health services with the opening of the new state-of-the-art Barwon Health North facility. Minister for Health Jenny...

Tuesday, 04 February 2020.

Exercise to help beat cancer

You might think rest is important for people being treated for cancer or during their recovery, but research shows exercise benefits most people with cancer throughout and after treatment. An...

Monday, 20 January 2020.

Barwon Health North set to open 28 January

Barwon Health North is just around the corner, with doors opening 28 January 2020. The new facility, located on the corner of Cox Road and Princes Highway, will bridge a gap between the...

Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Barwon Health’s Michael Berk receives Victoria Prize

Barwon Health Chair of Psychiatry Michael Berk has been recognised as a world-leading scientist at the 2019 Victoria Prize and Fellowship Awards. The Deakin University Alfred Deakin Professor of...

Tuesday, 05 November 2019.

Emergency department waiting times

Spokesperson: Kate Bibby, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Barwon Health is working to improve our performance and improve waiting times for people seeking treatment in the...

Friday, 01 November 2019.

Percy Baxter Lodges receive accreditation

Barwon Health has successfully achieved accreditation from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQ&S) for Percy Baxter Lodges, our aged care lodges located on the McKellar Centre site...

Tuesday, 22 October 2019.

Achala thankful for friend’s CPR skills

An innocuous Sunday picnic took a dramatic turn for Wyndham Vale man Achala Muthukudasinghe after he had a heart attack and was revived by a friend who had only completed his CPR course two weeks...
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