Mother Baby Unit concrete slab poured
Work on the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) $3 million Mother Baby Unit is well underway with contractors A W Nicholson pouring the building’s slab today (Thursday 9 October).
The unit will offer specialised assessment and treatment for women experiencing mental illness before and after birth, while also allowing them to strengthen their relationship with their babies within a family inclusive context.
The five-bed Mother Baby Unit, located at the site of the former Pleasant Homes in Pleasant Street, will give new mothers experiencing mental health issues access to top quality mental health care locally.
BHS Chief Executive Office, Andrew Rowe, said BHS had a number of significant projects underway.
“Works on the multi-storey car park and helipad at the Base Hospital site are well advanced, with the helipad surface expected to be painted in the coming weeks. The helicopter locator beacons on top of the hospital have been installed and testing has been completed, whilst w ...
Celebrating working in residential aged care
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) residential aged care staff are joining other public sector colleagues from across Victoria today to celebrate working in residential aged care.
On Friday 3 October 2014, over 185 public sector residential aged care services throughout Victoria are celebrating the contribution of their staff who provide care and support to older residents.
BHS has more than 500 staff providing high quality care and services to more than 420 residents living at ten facilities across Ballarat.
BHS Executive Director – Residential and Clinical Governance Services, Sue Gervasoni, said the dedication and commitment of BHS’ Residential Aged Care staff was tremendous.
“We have a highly skilled and dedicated team of nursing and care staff, allied health professionals, lifestyle workers, environmental and other support staff working together to make a real difference to the lives of residents living at one of BHS’ residential aged care facilities.&rdquo ...
Spiritual Centre officially opened
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) has officially opened its new Spiritual Centre in a multi-faith commissioning ceremony.
The ceremony, which took place this afternoon, involved a number of faiths conducting ceremonial rituals in the centre and the adjacent Sister Paula Fleming Reflective Garden.
BHS Pastoral/Spiritual Care Coordinator, Jo Niedra, said the ceremony was an acknowledgment of the many different faith beliefs in our community.
“The Spiritual Centre is a place where people of all faiths and spiritual beliefs, or those with no connection to any faith belief, can find peace and solitude when needed.”
The Spiritual Centre is located on the ground floor of BHS, via the Sturt Street entrance.
The Spiritual Centre and Sister Paula Fleming Reflective Garden is a place where patients, their carers, family members and staff can come to seek a quiet moment to reflect, away from the busy schedules of treatments and time spent on the wards or in the vast number of support ...
Please excuse us while we change
There will be a number of impacts upon staff, patients and visitors to Ballarat Health Services Drummond Street Site, while redevelopment works are occurring. These will include:
Reduced car parking capacity at the site – you may need to allow some extra time when planning your visit to facilitate car parking
Closure of the Drummond Street Main Hospital Entrance and relocation of this entrance to the Sturt Street (BRICC) entrance as of Monday 8 September 2014
Relocation of the front reception desk from Drummond Street to Sturt Street
Altered pathways of travel throughout the hospital, in accessing various wards and departments
More details on our redevelopment can be found on the Redevelopment page.
Closure of Drummond Street entrance
The main hospital entrance via Yuille House, Drummond Street is now closed.
Yuille House will be demolished prior to the construction of a new hospital building. The construction period will extend from 2014-2016.
The main entrance to the hospital and the Hospital Information Desk are now located at the Sturt Street entrance.
All patients and visitors will need to use this entrance to access the hospital wards and departments.
A drop off and pick up zone is available at the Sturt Street entrance.
If assistance is required, wheelchairs are available at the Sturt Street entrance.
The Emergency Department can still be accessed via Mair Street.