Santa Dave returns to bring cheer to Grampians Health Ballarat hospital
Santa made a special trip this week from the North Pole to Grampians Health Ballarat hospital to spread some Christmas cheer. After two years of disruptions to his usual visits, the hospital corridors rang out with his distinctive bell and calls of ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ as he visited patients, young and old, with his sacks stuffed with Christmas gifts.
International Volunteer Day
Monday 5th December 2022 was International Volunteer Day, acknowledging the commitment shown by our wonderful volunteers at Grampians Health.
Christmas Cancer Raffle raises over $14,000 for Cancer Wellness Centre
All proceeds from the raffle will go to providing free support and education to cancer patients in our region. The raffle was drawn by Steve Medwell, Director of Cancer Services and Simone Noelker, Manager of the Cancer Wellness Centre. Simone was delighted.
Bring a Smile to the Emergency Department this festive season
This festive season we are asking the Ballarat community to donate to our Bring a Smile Appeal to help purchase a new training mannequin for the Emergency Department.
Changes to accessing the BRICC building for Specialist Clinics patients
We are currently preparing for Stage Two of the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment to start which will include construction of the new Central Energy Plan and Support Services (CEPSS) building.
New Early Parenting Centre to deliver much needed support closer to home
Construction of a new Early Parenting Centre to assist parents with children aged 0-4 in the areas of sleep and settling, child behaviour, and parent and child health wellbeing is underway.
Food trucks to thank Grampians Health – Ballarat staff
Grampians Health – Ballarat is thanking staff for their hard work with food trucks on site over the past two weeks to provide team members with lunch.
Increasing access to the Japanese encephalitis vaccine
More Victorians in regional areas where mosquitoes are prevalent will be able to receive a Japanese encephalitis vaccine ahead of the warmer months and the possible re-emergence of this virus.
Ballarat's medical students take on trial into pain medicine
Grampians Health is excited to take part in an international study into pain medicine prescription and use after surgery, with medical students and junior doctors taking the lead.
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