Long serving BHS staff recognised
Long serving staff members of Ballarat Health Services (BHS) have this week been recognised at a series of special ceremonies.
In total, more than 310 staff with periods of service greater than ten years have been acknowledged, including 78 with 25 years or more service to BHS and its predecessors (The Base Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Geriatric Centre and Lakeside Hospital).
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Kinnersly, said it was important to recognise the outstanding service of long serving staff at the annual Service Awards.
“Each year we hold ceremonies similar to those being conducted this week. It’s important that we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and loyalty of our long serving staff members who have given so much to BHS and the broader community during their years of service.
“Their experience and knowledge is invaluable to BHS and we value their contribution to our operations greatly,” Mr Kinnersly said.
Queen's Birthday honour for retired BHS physician
Congratulations to retired BHS Palliative Care physician Dr David Brumley on being awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday honours!
This is a well deserved honour for David's commitment to palliative care in the Grampians region and across Victoria.
Dr Brumley retired from BHS in 2014 after 36 years of distinguished service.
Men encouraged to talk about their health
Ballarat Health Services (BHS), in conjunction with the Ballarat Library, is encouraging men to learn more about their health at an upcoming Men’s Health Night.
The event is being held during Men’s Health Week on Thursday 16 June 2016 at Ballarat Library starting at 6.30pm.
The evening will feature a range of special guest speakers including Beyondblue Ambassador John Odgers and Assoc. Prof. Mark Yates who will be speaking on dementia. Former ABC Ballarat radio presenter Dominic Brine will act as MC for the evening.
There will also be a Q&A session, information stalls on Diabetes, Prostate Cancer, BHS Exercise Programs, the CFA, Carer Support, Organ Donation and the 'Sons of the West' program.
BHS Carer Respite Support Services Manager, Cheryl Hines, said men from across the Grampians region were encouraged to attend to find out more about the services and programs that are available to them.
“We know that men generally find talking about personal issues diffic ...
Base Hospital access
To access all wards and clinics, you can enter the hospital via:
The Mair Street car park entrance (adjacent to Radiology) and take the purple lifts or
The Sturt Street entrance, take the blue lift to level one and follow the red line to the purple lifts to wards and clinics
Patient drop off zones are available in the Mair Street carpark and outside the Sturt Street entry.
For access to the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Pharmacy, Dialysis and Ballarat Consulting Suites, use the Sturt Street entrance.
Entry to the Emergency Department is from Mair Street.
Car parking is available in the Mair Street multi-storey car park
Disabled parking is available on the ground level of the Mair Street carpark and near the Sturt Steet hospital and Mental Health Services entrances
Limited free and metered parking is available in surrounding streets