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 ...
Tongan receives new leg
With help from St John of God Ballarat Hospital (SJGBH) and Ballarat Health Services (BHS), Tongan Mr Sulivenie ‘Asi (Veni) has been fitted with a prosthetic leg in Ballarat.
61 year old Veni developed a blister on his foot which became infected and sought treatment from traditional healer. The treatment failed resulting in a below knee amputation early last year due to diabetic sepsis.
A chance meeting between SJGBH International Project Co-ordinator John Macdonald with Peter Lendfers from BHS QE Rehabilitation Centre led to the notion of bringing Veni to Ballarat for a prosthesis.
With no prospect of a prosthesis in Tonga and Veni unable to work, SJGBH sponsored the flights, stipend and one third of the accommodation.
BHS sponsored the provision and fitting of the limb, subsequent 3 week rehabilitation program through the QE Rehabilitation Centre and 2 weeks accommodation. A multi-disciplinary team at the QE Centre has been involved to ensure a smooth rehab process.
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Run Ballarat is approaching
Run Ballarat is fast approaching... Sunday 19th October 2014!
Here is a great snap shot of why we want you to run, walk or roll for the kids of the Ballarat Community!
100% of every registration fee goes directly to the redevelopment of the Children's Ward at Ballarat Base Hospital!
For more information and to register go to www.runaustralia.com.au
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.