Learn more about Lymphoedema at BRICC
March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, staff from the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Lymphoedema Program, in conjunction with the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) Wellness Centre, are hosting a free information session on Tuesday 3 March.
An information stand will operate in the foyer of the BRICC between 10am and 1pm, with staff available to answer questions and provide information on the condition.
An interactive lecture titled “Am I at risk of lymphoedema?” will follow between 1pm and 2pm in the Wellness Centre. People who have experienced cancer and their carers are invited to attend. Registrations are required and can be made by telephoning Simone Noelker on 5320 8614.
BHS Lymphoedema Therapist, Sue Eaton, said lymphoedema is the accumulation of excessive amounts of protein-rich fluid resulting in swelling of one or more regions of the body.
“Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic circulation fails to function correctly, c ...
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Ballarat CASA
Creative wellbeing will be the focus of the Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault’s (CASA) inaugural International Women’s Day celebration on Thursday 5 March 2015.
As part of its regular Art Therapy program, Ballarat CASA will be hosting a ‘creative wellbeing’ afternoon for past and present clients.
The afternoon will include meditation workshops, art activities and afternoon tea.
Ballarat CASA Manager, Shireen Gunn, said the afternoon would celebrate women, provide an opportunity for women to try something new and connect with others in similar circumstances.
“The meditation workshops will focus on Mindful techniques such as breathing and visualization.
“The art making workshops are inspired by traditional women’s circles, where women come together to share stories, knowledge, skills and provide support to one another.
“Participants will have the opportunity to create individual art works honouring the lives of women. These art works will form the b ...
New Chair of Grampians Health Alliance
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Chairman Andrew Faull has been elected Chairman of the Grampians Health Alliance.
The Grampians Health Alliance is a partnership of eight hospital boards working together to improve, develop and grow shared health services across the region.
Members of the Alliance include Ballarat Health Services, Ballan District Health and Care, Beaufort and Skipton Health Service, East Grampians Health Service, East Wimmera Health Service, Hepburn Health Service, Maryborough District Health Service and Stawell Regional Health.
Mr Faull said he was looking forward to taking on the new challenge.
“The Alliance has a strong voice when it comes to advocating for the effective and efficient delivery of health services across the region, and has been instrumental in driving key discussions on issues of importance.
“I am looking forward to being able to build on the strategic directions already undertaken by the Grampians Health Alliance and deliver on the ...
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, enter via the Sturt Street ground floor.
Entry to the Emergency Department is via 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 in front of the Sturt Steet entrance of the hospital
Limited free and metered parking is available in surrounding streets