Work starts on new MRI facility
Work has started on construction of Ballarat Health Services’ new MRI facility.
The new MRI is being built behind the existing Radiology Department and adjacent to the Emergency Department.
To facilitate construction, the old service lane to the public car park and delivery dock has been closed.
The entrance to the Mair Street car park has been moved approximately 10 metres closer to Mair Street, whilst delivery access is now via the newly widened Anticline Lane.
Once complete, the facility will house BHS’ new 3T MRI scanner.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, said construction of the new MRI facility would take approximately seven months.
"This new MRI will give BHS patients access to the latest technology. It will be available for time critical scans for emergency patients as well as general radiology patients.
"This is one part of BHS’ major expansion project, which over the next several years will see the demolition of Yuille House, constru ...
BHS experiences another busy year
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) presented its 2012-2013 Annual Report at its Annual General Meeting on Monday 25 November 2013.
The Report highlights the opening of the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) as an outstanding achievement for BHS during a busy 2012-2013.
Other highlights during the past financial year included the securing of $3 million in State Government funding for a five bed Mother-Baby unit and the relocation of the Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) to Sebastopol.
All areas of BHS were again busy during the year, with a high number of births, an increase in surgery cases and a rise in the number of attendances at the Emergency Department.
BHS also continued its long record of careful budget management, recording a small operating surplus for the 2012-2013 financial year. This is despite an uncertain financial climate which included the withdrawal and then re-instatement of $2.8 million in Federal funding by the previous Commonwealth ...
BHS honoured at Healthcare Awards
Ballarat Health Services’ Child and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Project has taken out the Minister’s Award for an ‘Outstanding achievement by an individual or a team in mental healthcare’ at the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
There was strong competition for all categories, with the other finalists in the ‘Outstanding achievement by an individual or a team in mental healthcare’ category Monash Health and Northern Health.
The award recognises the hard work of all staff involved in the Mental Health Demonstration Project, which has been an outstanding success.
The clinical service allows greater access to mental health treatment services, clinical screening in schools and kindergartens as well as improved integration with other service providers.
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said that the project provided a unique opportunity to implement innovative reform in the delivery of child and youth m ...
Run Ballarat 2013
Thanks to the community of Ballarat and the 4,275 participants in this year's Run Ballarat for helping to raise nearly $190,000 for the redevelopment of the Kid's Ward.