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.
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.
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.
Visitors required to wear a mask
Earlier this week Ballarat Health Services introduced the use of masks to further protect the most vulnerable members of our community – our patients and residents.
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.
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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