Testing Clinic - hours of operation
Temporary change in operating hours Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January
Partner project receives $9million research project grant
Ballarat Health Services will deliver enhanced healthcare at home for older people in rural and regional Western Victoria through a project in partnership with the Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre (Western Alliance).
COVID-19 Daily Updates
The COVID situation is changing rapidly. Please check this page for community updates as they come to hand.
Thank you to our community
Yesterday our pop-up testing at Marty Busch Reserve closed, after a very busy fortnight testing and tracing our community to beat down this latest outbreak. Each time we enact a COVID response, we rely on our community to assist with a range of needs – generously and immediately. Each time we are overwhelmed by the level of support we receive. It takes a village to raise a testing site!
In 2019 Dr Matthew Hadfield, BHS Chief Medical Officer and Director of Surgery, performed life-saving surgery on Peter, who presented in the Emergency Department.
5-day vaccination blitz
On Tuesday 1 June, the State Government announced a 5-day vaccination blitz for aged care and disability workers from Wednesday 2 June to Sunday 6 June.
BHS and Fed Uni examine how to identify and improve COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness
A new research partnership between Ballarat Health Services and Federation University is examining how COVID-19 vaccines work within the body, and how the rate of effectiveness can be improved in those who do not develop antibodies to facilitate resistance to the disease.
Pop-up testing in Ballarat
Our Rapid Response Testing Team (RRTT) will again set up a mobile COVID-19 testing facility in response to the concerning rise in cases in our region.
Local school staff testing available
Ballarat Health Services is providing a pop-up clinic for staff from local schools to be tested for COVID-19 before students return to on-site learning.
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