Sign up for Dry July and support BRICC
Dry July 2016 is now open for sign-up and residents of the Grampians can raise funds for the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).
Dry July is the fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support people affected by cancer. When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to find the time or energy to think about anything other than treating the cancer. Dry July raises money to ease that burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort throughout the cancer journey.
Ballarat Health Services Director of Foundation and Fundraising, Geoff Millar, said that BRICC has been a beneficiary of Dry July since 2012.
“Over the past four years, Dry July has raised more than $200,000 for equipment, services and programs at BRICC. Once again, this year’s funds from Dry July will support the BRICC Wellness Centre and its programs for patients, carers and family members”.
Dry July CEO and Co-Founder, Brett Macdonald, said, “Australians are increasing ...
Long serving BHS staff recognised
Long serving staff members of Ballarat Health Services (BHS) have this week been recognised at a series of special ceremonies.
In total, more than 310 staff with periods of service greater than ten years have been acknowledged, including 78 with 25 years or more service to BHS and its predecessors (The Base Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Geriatric Centre and Lakeside Hospital).
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Kinnersly, said it was important to recognise the outstanding service of long serving staff at the annual Service Awards.
“Each year we hold ceremonies similar to those being conducted this week. It’s important that we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and loyalty of our long serving staff members who have given so much to BHS and the broader community during their years of service.
“Their experience and knowledge is invaluable to BHS and we value their contribution to our operations greatly,” Mr Kinnersly said.
Queen's Birthday honour for retired BHS physician
Congratulations to retired BHS Palliative Care physician Dr David Brumley on being awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday honours!
This is a well deserved honour for David's commitment to palliative care in the Grampians region and across Victoria.
Dr Brumley retired from BHS in 2014 after 36 years of distinguished service.
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