Talk about prostate cancer during Movember
During ‘Movember’ the newly appointed Grampians Region Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse is encouraging men to talk about prostate cancer.
Gay Corbett, was recently appointed to the newly formed Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse position for the Grampians region, based at Ballarat Health Services.
Gay has many years of experience at Ballarat Health Services both as a Urology nurse and a nurse educator.
Ms Corbett said Cancer Council of Victoria figures show that prostate cancer remains the most common new cancer for Victorian men.
The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse is an expert point of contact for patients and their families, providing information and both psychosocial and clinical support to men with prostate cancer.
“I’ll work with patients to make optimal use of resources available in their immediate community and help streamline service delivery as needed.”
Ms Corbett will work alongside existing healthcare providers to contribute to the deliver ...
Consulting Suite and Diagnostic Services access changes
From this week, Ballarat Health Services (BHS) patients attending the ground floor Ballarat Consulting Suite and Diagnostic Services at the Base Hospital will have changed access arrangements.
As part of BHS’ redevelopment, the Ballarat Consulting Suite will be accessed via the hallway adjacent to the Dialysis unit.
Patients will still need to enter BHS via Sturt Street and follow the signage to the new Ballarat Consulting Suite reception area. The Ballarat Consulting Suite cannot be accessed via Drummond Street.
Diagnostic Services, formerly located on Drummond Street within the Ballarat Consulting Suite area, has also been relocated to Level 1, Sloss House Building (almost directly opposite the Cafeteria). Patients visiting Diagnostic Services will need to enter the hospital via Sturt Street and proceed to level one via the lifts.
The Ballarat and Grampians Private Practice is now located at 18 Drummond Street North – opposite the Base Hospital. A/Prof Ernesto O&rsquo ...
Eyres House garden officially opened
The Walled Garden at Ballarat Health Services’ (BHS) Dementia Care Planned Activity Group, Eyres House, has been officially opened.
The garden includes a sensory plant area, raised vegetable patches, walking paths, grassed games areas and a pergola and water feature.
Many of the established shade and fruit trees have been maintained during the makeover, along with the original bricks in the walls.
Eyres House Coordinator, June Forrester, said the garden had been made possible through the generous support of many individuals, groups and businesses including the Queen Elizabeth Centre Ladies Auxiliary, BHS Foundation, Planned Activity Group Shed program, St John of God Pathology, McCain Foods and Wayne Horne Earthmoving.
“Many individuals and families have donated their time and plants. A plaque located near the entrance acknowledges the many contributions and the significant periods in the unique garden’s history.
“The staff, volunteers, clients and families ...
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.
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.