BHS Dental Clinic celebrates six months at new site
In its first six months of operation at its new Sebastopol facility, the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Dental Clinic has treated more patients and performed more treatments than ever before.
In the six months to October 2015, 5,280 patients were seen by dental staff, compared with 4,624 patients at the same time last year. The number of visits to the clinic also increased, with patients visiting the clinic a total of 12,652 times, compared with 9,461 at the same time last year.
The new expanded clinic also allowed staff to undertake 38,595 treatments, compared to 26,510 at the same time last year.
The clinic, previously located at the Base Hospital, relocated to purpose built premises on the corner of Hertford Street and Tuppen Drive in April 2015.
The facility has 20 dental suites (which includes 10 teaching suites for student dentists), laboratory facilities and a shell space for future expansion of BHS radiology services.
BHS Dental Clinic Manager, Jacqui Nolan, said ...
Level two floor slab poured on new Drummond Street building
Work on Ballarat Health Services’ (BHS) new Drummond Street building has reached a new milestone with the slab of the second floor being poured.
Contractors H.Troon this week pumped 200m3 of concrete onto the site to form the second floor slab.
BHS Manager Capital Building Projects, Gerard Kennedy, said work was progressing well.
“Following completion of the second floor, work will move onto building the columns for the third floor roof slab and the construction of the elevator shaft,” Mr Kennedy said.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, thanked the community for their continued patience during the works.
“The community has been very understanding during construction of our exciting new building.
“We appreciate that there will continue to be some ongoing disruption to patients, visitors and staff during the remainder of works and we apologize for any inconvenience that may be experienced,” Mr Rowe said.
The new Drummond Street Building will consis ...
Award winning author to speak at BHS Annual General Meeting
Oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning author Dr Ranjana Srivastava will be guest speaker at this year’s Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Annual General Meeting.
Interested members of the community are invited to hear Dr Srivastava at the meeting on 30 November starting at 6pm.
Dr Srivastava is a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper. She is also the presenter of a monthly health segment on ABC television and Radio National. She has published a number of books. Her latest is After Cancer: A Guide to Living Well. Dr Srivastava’s writing has been short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and awarded the Human Rights Commission Literature Prize.
In 2014, Dr Srivastava was recognized as the Monash University Distinguished Alumni of the Year. She was included in Westpac’s top 100 Women of Influence list of 2015.
Dr Srivastava has experience working in both the first world settings of a busy tertiary hospital and volunteering in developing countries. ...
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