COVID-19 Daily Updates
The COVID situation is changing rapidly. Please check this page for community updates as they come to hand.
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.
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.
Transition to new Regional Assessment Service
The Hepburn Shire Regional Assessment Service will transition to Ballarat Health Services from 1 July 2020.
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.
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