Ballarat Health Services celebrates International Day of People with Disability
Today, Ballarat Health Services is commemorating International Day of People with Disability. Our team of Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) support patients with disability, their carers and Ballarat Health Services staff to access and provide healthcare.
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.
NAIDOC Week 2021
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021
The 15th of June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to remind the community that human rights do not diminish as people age, to raise awareness of elder abuse prevention services and promote help-seeking behavior.
Updates to Visitor Restrictions
Ballarat Health Services have announced new visitor restrictions to protect residents, patients, staff and the wider community during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective from Tuesday 19 May.
International Clinical Trials Day 2020
International Clinical Trials Day is a time to pause and reflect on the efforts of those working in medical research, the need to identify patients to participate in trials, and why funding to support research is so important.
Scrubs for Staff keeping volunteers busy during COVID-19
This National Volunteer Week, Ballarat Health Services has launched Scrubs for Staff, a volunteer initiative to make 500 sets of new scrubs for Ballarat Hospital frontline workers.
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.
New support for Victorian carers | Carers Gateway
New, improved, and expanded services are available to Victorian carers. As of Monday 6 April, a consortium of Victorian health providers will offer free, early intervention support under the brand Carer Gateway, in an effort to avoid carers reaching a crisis point.
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