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Media Relations at Barwon Health

The Public Affairs and Communications department manages all media relations and enquiries relating to Barwon Health, staff, patients, and research activities. We are the first point of contact for any media enquiry or photo opportunity at any of our sites across the Barwon South West Region.

Media opportunities at our sites are subject to approval and will be assessed case-by-case. A Public Affairs and Communications staff member will escort media during approved visits, including for interviews, filming, and photography.

Switchboard (general enquiries) (03) 4215 0000

Media Officer on-call (03) 4215 1119

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Standard business hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Urgent after-hours media enquiries must be phoned through.


Monday, 29 January 2024.

Researching virtual experiences for real benefits

A NEW study in residential aged care at Barwon Health is investigating the social benefits of virtual reality experiences for people living with mild dementia. The collaboration between Barwon...

Monday, 11 December 2023.

Barwon Health launches homebirth service

Barwon Health is launching the region’s first publicly funded homebirth maternity care option, allowing local women to give birth in the comfort of their own home. The homebirth...

Tuesday, 05 December 2023.

Recovery journey inspires art series

Newtown artist Murray Chenery is painting a series of works to convey the vivid emotional side of his healthcare journey following heart surgery this year. The highs and lows of his experience are...

Friday, 17 November 2023.

Sustainability award for wind farm agreement

Barwon Health’s commitment to sustainability was celebrated at last night’s Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, with recognition for a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a local wind farm....

Monday, 13 November 2023.

Experts tackle the topic of paediatric concussion

A Barwon Health webinar will connect specialists from McKellar Kids Rehab with parents, coaches and teachers to discuss the topic of paediatric concussion. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain...

Monday, 13 November 2023.

Learning visit for Solomon Islands clinicians

A fellowship of nurses and doctors from the Solomon Islands have observed Barwon Health clinical practices in a cross-cultural and organisations exchange. Two groups of six clinical staff from the...

Tuesday, 24 October 2023.

SURVEY: Have your say on the new Barwon Women's and Children's

The Victorian Government has committed more than $500 million to deliver new and expanded women’s and children’s facilities in Geelong.The new Barwon Women’s and Children’s will provide...

Thursday, 19 October 2023.

Children's Ward NUM Sandra Van Roon retires after more than 40 years

Barwon Health paediatric nurse unit manager Sandra Van Roon is saying goodbye to nursing after more than 40 years of caring for Geelong children and their families.Sandra has watched generations of...

Wednesday, 13 September 2023.

Hospital deal improves access to maternity care

Barwon Health and St John of God Geelong Hospital have announced a new formal agreement designed to enhance the community’s access to maternity care, including the care of newborn babies. Barwon...

Monday, 04 September 2023.

New Barwon Women’s And Children’s One Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is one step close to delivering the new Barwon Women’s and Children’s Hospital with four leading construction companies now shortlisted to build the world-class...
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