Cancer Centre wins award for Radiation Therapists’ Week event
The Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC) located within the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) has taken out a national award for its unique promotion of National Radiographers and Radiation Therapists’ Week (NRRTW) 2014.
Each year to celebrate NRRTW, cancer centres and diagnostic imaging services across the country are challenged by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) to come up with innovative and creative ways to promote and celebrate the professional teams delivering services.
This year, BAROC teamed up with Sovereign Hill to celebrate the ‘gold standard’ in cancer care offered at BRICC.
During the week – which was held between 3 and 8 November – Sovereign Hill staff visited the BRICC to entertain patients, take old time photos, view the welcome nugget replica and promote the gold standard of cancer care provided to cancer patients at the BRICC. BAROC staff also dressed in 1850’s costumes.
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BHS redevelopment on target
Work is progressing steadily on the demolition of Ballarat Health Services’ (BHS) Yuille House building.
The building is being demolished in preparation for the commencement of construction on a new three storey building which will include a new general/surgical ward, additional space for future expansion of operating theatres and a new front of house reception area.
Over the past few months, contractors H. Troon have demolished the old pharmacy building, installed more than 110,000 pieces of scaffold, completed all internal demolition, demolished the top section on the building and are making headway on demolishing the remaining floors.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, said it was an exciting period for BHS as the demolition of Yuille House marked the start of the new phase of the redevelopment.
“The demolition of Yuille House will be a significant moment for BHS and will mark the next step in our master plan to cater for the growing population of Ballarat and ...
Hailey House residents knit for charity
Residents at Ballarat Health Services’ Hailey House Hostel have been busy knitting for charity.
The residents today handed over boxes of knitted blankets, toys and children’s clothing to Missions Without Borders Australia, which will distribute the goods to those in need overseas.
Hailey House Manager Linda Newby said the residents had spent many hours knitting the items and were especially pleased to see them put to good use.
“The residents were keen to see the items used by those in need, so we were pleased when Missions Without Borders agreed to take them for their work overseas.
“Our residents are looking forward to working on some new knitting projects next year, which will again be donated to charity,” Ms Newby said.
Anyone who would like to donate wool to the residents of Hailey House to use for upcoming charity knitting projects is welcome to do so at 701-703 Norman Street, Ballarat North.
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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.