Safety Link celebrates 35 years of providing peace of mind
Safety Link, a Ballarat based 24-hour personal response service has recently celebrated 35 years of supporting at-risk clients Australia-wide.
Safety Link (which is a division of Ballarat Health Services) began in 1980, when nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Ballarat identified the need to provide a service that allowed clients to maintain their independence in their own home.
As a result, Safety Link was created to provide assistance to the frail, elderly, or those living alone by offering a simple and reliable way to keep connected to family, friends, and care-givers in times of need.
Progressing from a small, local business in 1980, Safety Link now monitors tens-of-thousands of clients nationally from its 24-hour Response Centre in Ballarat.
Through simple press-of-a-button technology, vulnerable people living on their own can summon emergency assistance when they need it.
Safety Link General Manager, Mark Czulij, said clients have the peace of mind that comes f ...
Works progressing well on new Drummond Street building
Work on Ballarat Health Services’ (BHS) new Drummond Street building is progressing well.
Contractors H.Troon have completed installation of all wall slabs and have started installing windows on the three-storey project.
Works on the roof structure is nearing completion, with the roof components expected to be fitted shortly.
Installation of services (including plumbing and electrical) have commenced for ground level and level two, whilst construction of internal wall frames has also begun.
BHS Executive Director – Corporate Services, Russell Hardy, said once the building is watertight, contractors will be able to undertake the internal fit out.
“It’s very exciting to see how far the building has progressed,” Mr Hardy said.
“Once the windows are fitted and the roof is completed the building will then be sealed from the weather, contractors will be able to get started with the internal fit out which includes plastering of walls, installation of ceilings, el ...
Ballarat CASA launches new Aboriginal brochure
The Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) has developed a new brochure promoting its services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The brochure was designed by Aunty Hazel McDonald, a respected female elder of Wotjobaluk people and was launched at the recent combined Grampians Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group (GIFRAG) and the Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee meeting. The brochure was developed at the GIFRAG connect to culture camp held in April 2015.
Ballarat CASA Manager, Shireen Gunn, said CASA had wanted to develop a brochure that addresses the needs of the Aboriginal community for some time.
“Ballarat CASA has been a member of the GIFRAG for many years. The idea for the brochure arose during discussions at one of the group’s meetings early last year.
“We are honoured and privileged to have had the artwork provided to us by Aunty Hazel McDonald, a respected Aboriginal elder.”
Ballarat CASA provides spe ...
Base Hospital access
To access all wards and clinics, you can enter the hospital via:
The Mair Street car park entrance (adjacent to Radiology) and take the purple lifts or
The Sturt Street entrance, take the blue lift to level one and follow the red line to the purple lifts to wards and clinics
Patient drop off zones are available in the Mair Street carpark and outside the Sturt Street entry.
For access to the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Pharmacy, Dialysis and Ballarat Consulting Suites, use the Sturt Street entrance.
Entry to the Emergency Department is from Mair Street.
Car parking is available in the Mair Street multi-storey car park
Disabled parking is available on the ground level of the Mair Street carpark and near the Sturt Steet hospital and Mental Health Services entrances
Limited free and metered parking is available in surrounding streets