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Our healing journey

22 September 2023 - Today we unveiled a new and exciting artwork in our Emergency Department that will further strengthen our commitment to reconciliation and providing a culturally safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

This month

Marianne was planning her own funeral. Then the organs of a young boy saved her life

18 September 2023 - Marianne Thrush had just weeks to live when she received an unexpected phone call. It was a transplant nurse, urgently telling the then 32-year-old that an organ donor had been found. They removed her failing organs and commenced a high-risk six-organ transplant.

Marnie’s shock diagnosis with stage-three Hodgkin’s lymphoma at just 19

15 September 2023 - Marnie Wills was two months into her dream nursing degree before her world was turned upside down. The 'fit and healthy' student, from Melbourne, was just 19 when she was diagnosed with stage-three cancer in April 2020.

Life-saving technology for cardiac patients

11 September 2023 - Recently, Austin Health purchased a high-definition, four-dimensional echocardiographic system after the H.T. Pamphilon Fund awarded a $100,000 equipment grant to the Cardiology department.

'Connection before content' key to ongoing wellbeing of young men living with spinal cord injury

5 September 2023 - Researchers from Monash University’s BehaviourWorks Australia, in partnership with Austin Health, AQA and the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, have concluded a three-year project which looked at optimising the wellbeing of young men, aged 35 and under, living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Rolling out Safewards in our Emergency Department

4 September 2023 - Acknowledging the success Safewards has had in our Mental Health precinct, Austin Health is excited to celebrate the launch of Safewards in our Emergency Department. We spoke with Liz Williams, one of our dedicated Associate Nurse Unit Managers in the ED and one of our leads for the Safewards implementation.

Imogen's journey

1 September 2023 - Imagine being 21 years old, what is widely considered the prime of your life, only to be told you have stage three colon cancer. Unfortunately, that was the harsh reality for Imogen Cooper, in 2022 following a proctocolectomy procedure, Imogen began her treatment for cancer at the ONJ Centre.

Radiation Oncologist celebrates improved access to treatment

1 September 2023 - A Ballarat Radiation Oncologist has helped deliver more than 1500 treatments closer to home for cancer patients since the introduction of a Gynaecological Radiotherapy program.