Base Hospital access changes
Due to the impending demolition of Yuille House, the main entrance to the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Base Hospital site is being temporarily relocated from Drummond Street to Sturt Street from Monday 8 September 2014.
The Sturt Street entrance will serve as the hospital’s main entry until work on the New Drummond Street building is completed in 2016.
The Information Desk (formerly located at the Drummond Street entrance) has been relocated to just inside the Sturt Street entrance.
The Sturt Street entrance will serve as the main access for all visitors and patients attending outpatients clinics. Maps will be available to assist patients and visitors get to their destination within the hospital
The inpatient wards, Outpatients Clinics, BHS Pharmacy, Dialysis, Diagnostic and Consulting Suite, Education Resource Centre and Radiology can all be accessed via the Sturt Street entrance.
Maps and volunteers will be available to assist patients and visitors get to their destinati ...
Celebrating the work of Speech Pathologists
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Speech Pathologists are highlighting the importance of their work during the upcoming Speech Pathology Week (24-30 August).
The theme of this year’s event is the International Communication Project 2014 (ICP2014).
As part of ICP2014, speech pathologists are aiming to make Australia a Nation for Communication by increasing the community’s understanding of communication disorders and how they impact on people’s lives.
BHS has a team of speech pathologists based at both the Base Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Centre site. They work with patients currently undergoing medical treatment and those in rehabilitation following illness or surgery and children with speech and language delays
BHS Clinical Manager Speech Pathology Acushla Thompson said that speech pathologists work with a wide range of people with a large number of conditions and illnesses.
“Many people think that speech pathologists only work on the voice or the speech of a ...
Annual Symposium to celebrate BHS’ best researchers
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) will highlight some of the groundbreaking research being undertaken by its staff at its annual research symposium next Monday 25 August 2014.
The symposium will showcase health and medical research carried out in Ballarat by BHS staff, local health care professionals and academics with links to BHS.
This is an opportunity for local healthcare professionals and members of the public to hear presentations on a range of subjects.
Entry to the symposium is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
This year there will be a diverse range of presentations on many interesting topics including clinical education, end-of-life care and cancer research.
Associate Professor Robert MacFadyen will deliver the opening address, entitled “Cost Effectiveness and Cost Utility Research in Tax Funded Healthcare”.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, indicated that BHS supports research to further advance and improve care to patients.
The event commences ...
Closure of Drummond Street entrance
The main hospital entrance via Yuille House, Drummond Street will be closed from Monday 8 September 2014.
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 will now be 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.